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A 20-year-old Stockton man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the passenger on his motorcycle was killed in a crash Sunday on the Bay Bridge.

The man has been booked into the San Francisco County jail in connection with the death of Christopher Lee, 20, of Beaumont, Texas.

The accident occurred during a chaotic episode in which a crowd of motorcyclists tried to elude CHP officers on the bridge, at times riding against traffic.

According to the California Highway Patrol, officers initially responded just after 5 p.m. for a report of about 15 people on motorcyclists and dirt bikes who got on the Bay Bridge during sideshow activity in San Francisco. When the motorcyclists encountered CHP cars, they turned around and headed back toward San Francisco, going the wrong way on the bridge’s lower deck.

Once back on city streets, they re-entered the bridge by going the wrong way on the Fremont Street ramp and headed east in the westbound lanes, on the upper deck.

Lee, who was part of the group, crashed his dirt bike just east of the tunnel, on the new section of the bridge. As he fled CHP officers on foot, he was picked up by another motorcyclist, CHP officials said.

Driving west in the eastbound lanes, the motorcyclist allegedly attempted to evade officers by trying to jump a median wall near the Yerba Buena Island exit. His dirt bike hit the wall; Lee fell off onto the lanes of the Bay Bridge, where a pickup truck struck and killed him.

The motorcyclist’s driver was also injured in the crash, the CHP said.

As a result of the crash, two lanes of eastbound I-80 on the bridge were closed for hours Sunday evening, causing major delays.

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