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Motorcyclists run over in FL

By Sean Alexander, Oct. 31, 2003

(AP) - A man driving a stolen pickup truck ran over five motorcyclists on a coastal highway, killing two and critically injuring another, police said.

The 26-year-old man got into an argument with the bikers - five men and a woman - before running them over Wednesday, Deputy Chief of Police David Humphreys said.

"He pulled up behind the five motorcycles, hit the gas, and plowed right through them," Humphreys said.

The woman died on the scene, and one of the men was declared dead at a hospital. Another man was in critical condition late Wednesday, Humphreys said.

Witnesses told police that the two remaining bikers got back on their motorcycles and chased the truck. They alerted an officer who joined in pursuit.

The motorcycles had Michigan license plates, and stickers that said "Property of Outlaws," Humphreys said.

"They chased the truck to a dead end road, when the individual rammed the vehicle," said Humphreys. "The officer held the subject at gunpoint, when a shot went off."

Nobody was injured in the struggle, Humphreys said.

Timothy E. Pilgren was charged with two counts of murder, Humphreys said. Police early Thursday said they had no information on whether Pilgren had been jailed.
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