2 arrested in fatal motorcylce crash in Calhoun County

Andre James Byrd (left) and Radarius Jamall Burnett (right).

WELINGTON, Ala. (AP) - Two motorcyclists have been arrested in a pursuit that left a third biker dead in eastern Alabama.

Sheriff's officials say an officer tried stopping three speeding motorcycles Wednesday on I-20 in Oxford when they fled. Authorities saw the same motorcycles again about 20 miles away in Wellington Thursday and said they were missing tags and registration information.

A sheriff's deputy tried stopping them and they fled. Authorities say 1 of the motorcyclists crashed in Gadsden and later died. The motorcyclist's identity has not yet been released. Officials say the motorcycle was reported stolen from Birmingham.

Officials say 20-year-old Andrew Byrd of Birmingham, and 20-year-old Radarius Burnett of Ensley were arrested for attempting to elude police and had outstanding warrants in Jefferson County. It's unclear if they have attorneys.

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