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Mesa police: Man who escaped from custody killed in crash

September 25, 2021 GMT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who escaped police custody while handcuffed on Sept. 11 died 10 days later in a crash while driving a stolen motorcycle, Mesa police said.

Anthony Rosales had slipped through a gate of a booking area of a police detention facility after being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting, police said.

On Tuesday, Rosales was fatally injured in a crash with another vehicle after he ran a red light on the stolen motorcycle, police said.

The other driver wasn’t injured, police said.