Patrol car video shows motorcyclist fleeing from officer


SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The video from a San Marcos Police Department patrol car shows how fast a motorcyclist was going before he lost control and died.

Police said Austin resident Charles Knowles, 25, was fleeing from police during a chase on Sunday.

Officers initially saw Knowles speeding on Interstate 35 northbound at 2:56 a.m. and would not stop when officers tried to catch up with him.

Video shows Knowles then exited the highway and starting driving down C.M. Allen Parkway and turned southbound on the West Access Road at the same speed.

Knowles was trying to turn under I-35 northbound when he lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown off, dying on impact. Emergency medical personnel declared him dead at the scene. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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