Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:23 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
STUART, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist was fatally injured in a crash with a Florida police officer.
News outlets report the crash occurred early Saturday on Interstate 95 in Martin County.
Officials say Lauderhill police had traveled from Broward County to pursue a stolen vehicle. The chase was eventually called off, but investigators say a Lauderhill officer spotted the stolen car in a ditch. Authorities say the crash occurred when the officer tried to pull over to check on the stolen vehicle.
The motorcycle rider, 47-year-old Robert Alfred Perone, died at a hospital shortly after the crash.
The Martin County Sheriff's Office says two teens suspected in the car theft were later arrested at a rest stop.
The Florida Highway Patrol was investigating the crash.