FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — Arkansas State Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who was killed after crashing into another vehicle in Fort Smith while fleeing from a State Trooper.
James Degnan, 24, died at the intersection of Waldron and Grand Avenue near UAFS on Thursday (Jan. 2).
FSPD state that just before 3:30 p.m. they were notified of the pursuit.
An Arkansas State Trooper at the scene confirmed to 5NEWS they were pursuing a male suspect, Degnan, on a motorcycle. The reason for the pursuit is unknown at this time.
Degnan struck another car at a high rate of speed during the pursuit, according to Mitchell.
Degnan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arkansas State Police has requested that Fort Smith Police handle the investigation, Mitchell says.