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Fatal Motorcycle Crash Update


June 7, 2013


Traffic investigators late this afternoon interviewed the motorcyclist who was riding with 16-year-old Michael Battle Thursday night when Battle lost control while jumping the railroad tracks on Chestnut Street near 4th Avenue South.   Battle suffered fatal injuries and died this morning.
Battle’s 23-year-old partner told officers that fear caused him to flee the scene and conceal the crashed motorcycle that Battle was riding.  That motorcycle was recovered this afternoon from the Maury Street home of the 23-year-old’s mother.  
A decision on whether charges will be placed against the 23-year-old will be made in consultation with the District Attorney’s Office at the conclusion of the investigation.