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Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Just After Officer Tries to Stop Him

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Vermont State Police say a motorcyclist crashed and died in the town of Weathersfield, shortly after an officer tried to stop the vehicle for a speeding violation. 

Police say the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Wednesday night and failed to navigate a sharp right curve. It traveled off of Weathersfield Center Road and into a field. 

The driver was identified as Nathaniel Watkins. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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