Macon man dies after speeding away from police on motorcycle

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A man died Monday night after he wrecked his motorcycle trying to get away from police.
A Bibb County deputy clocked 41-year-old Dale Byrd doing 70 mph in a 45 mph zone on Shurling Drive in Macon.

When the deputy tried to pull him over, he sped up.

After a chase, Byrd got away from the deputy.

He eventually wrecked on Donald Avenue.

He then picked his motorcycle up off the ground and drove away, and the deputy lost sight of him.

Later, police received a call saying Byrd went off the road and hit a tree on Donald Avenue, where he died.

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Sean Franklin joined the 41NBC news team in November of 2013. He’s originally from Marietta, Georgia. He graduated from Marietta High School in 2009 and loves returning home any chance he gets. Sean moved up to Knoxville, Tennessee after high school, where he graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 with a B.S. in Journalism and Electronic Media. While in college, he interned at WVLT-TV Local 8 News in Knoxville. He eventually moved to Assignment Desk Editor on the weekends. Sean loves hanging with friends and family, playing guitar and taking photos. Sean’s looking forward to telling stories about Middle Georgia. If you have any story ideas, feel free to get in touch!