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July 30, 2013

Body of motorcyclist who fled police found next day, 400 yards away

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — A Massachusetts man crashed his motorcycle while eluding police and was killed, but it took more than a day before family members found the 25-year-old's body on the side of the interstate.

Angel Santiago's body was found more than 400 yards from where his motorcycle crashed early Saturday morning, after he allegedly fled an officer trying to stop him for driving with no rear light on his motorcycle.

The crash early Saturday morning on Interstate 495 in North Andover, about 25 miles north of Boston. A group of Santiago’s relatives began searching a stretch of I-495 South on Sunday afternoon, after two initial search attempts by local and state authorities were unsuccessful.

George Santiago, Angel’s brother-in-law, said Angel's body was found just five feet from the guardrail near an exit ramp. He was missing a leg and had suffered severe trauma on the right side of his body.

"He looked like he was trying to crawl out of there," George Santiago said. "We feel he was still alive (after the crash). We won't know more until the autopsy."

Essex District Attorney Spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan said the body was found in a wooded area near a steep embankment.

Methuen, Mass., police first spotted Santiago, who was driving with a suspended license and a no tail light. But Santiago accelerated to 90 mph, Kimball-Monahan said.

Santiago's motorcycle was found soon after in the breakdown lane near the Massachusetts Avenue exit on I-495, she said.

An initial search of the area by Methuen police and Lawrence firefighters was unsuccessful. After a missing person report was filed, Kimball-Monahan said a second search was conducted Sunday morning from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

The second search included a helicopter, dogs and foot patrols, according to Massachusetts State Police Spokesman David Procopio.

This story was provided by The Eagle Tribune in North Andover, Mass.

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