SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A man who fatally crashed his motorcycle Tuesday morning on the Bay Bridge following a pursuit with the California Highway Patrol has been identified by the San Francisco medical examiner’s office as Jose Vargas.

Around 7:30 a.m., a CHP officer initially tried to stop Vargas, 36, in the westbound lanes near the toll plaza for speeding and not having his license plate displayed, CHP Officer Bert Diaz said.

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Vargas fled shortly thereafter but crashed his motorcycle into a box truck just east of Fremont Street on the San Francisco side of the bridge, according to Diaz.

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Vargas, a San Francisco resident, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

No one else was injured during the pursuit or crash, Diaz said.

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