New York motorcyclist crashes and dies trying to outrun police

A motorcyclist trying to outrun a police officer who was trying to pull him over for speeding crashed and died outside Buffalo on Thursday night.

Nathan J. Knab and another rider were spotted by a state trooper as they were going over 100 mph on Route 100 just after 10 pm, according to police.

When the patrol car began to pursue them, both bikers began to flee, with one continuing down the highway as Knab turned onto an exit ramp onto Transit Road in Depew, lost control and hit a guardrail, police said.

Knab was thrown from his motorcycle in the accident and brought to Erie County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not said if they have identified and contacted the other motorcyclist, WKBW reported.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor.