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Motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph Published: July 15, 2013

A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base in northern Maine, according to The Associated Press.

The AP reports Bill Warner, 44, of Florida, was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control. It was unclear how fast the motorcycle was traveling when it veered off the paved runway and crashed.

Warner was conscious and talking after the crash just before 10 a.m., but he died about an hour later at a hospital, the AP reports.

H/T: Yahoo!
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