Nov 17, 2015 4:56 PM by News Staff
The body of a crashed motorcyclist was found in rural Glenn County Tuesday, and authorities suspect it is the same man who led police on two separate high speed chases Monday night.
Monday night’s chase started just before 7 p.m. when Orland police spotted a motorcycle driving recklessly near County Road 27 and County Road M.
Officers tried to pull the man over, but after a 16 mile high speed chase the biker lost the officers. A short time later Glenn County sheriff’s deputies spotted the motorcyclist, but the rider was again able to elude authorities.
On Tuesday morning California Highway Patrol officers found the body of 20-year-old Orland resident Bailey Vonbargen next a wrecked motorcycle at the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road QQ in the Orland area.
CHP investigators say they found a 536 foot skid mark leading to the crash site, and believe Vonbargen lost control as he tried to turn onto County Road QQ.
Orland Police Chief J.C. Tolle says that due to the circumstances, it is highly likely Vonbargen is the person officers were chasing Monday night.
A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after crashing while traveling down a rural Glenn County Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash was reported around 7 a.m., and happened near the intersection of County Road 27 and County Road QQ in the Orland area.
The motorcyclist, 20-year-old Orland resident Bailey Vonbargen, was pronounced dead on the scene.
CHP officials say Vonbargen was speeding down County Road 27 and lost control as he approached County Road QQ. Investigators found a 536 foot skid mark leading to the ditch where Vonbargen’s 2007 Suzuki came to rest.
No other vehicles were involved and the crash remains under investigation.