Police: Motorcyclist dies after fleeing trooper, crashing

RICHMOND, Va. — Police in Virginia say that a motorcyclist who was being pursued by a state trooper has died after crashing into a pickup truck.

WRIC reported Monday that police said the motorcyclist was driving more than 100 mph when he ran a red light outside of Richmond. Virginia State Police said that one of its troopers began to pursue the motorcyclist because the bike lacked a license plate. The trooper tried to pull over the motorcyclist on I-95, but police said he sped off when the trooper activated his lights and sirens.

Police said the motorcyclist was running a red light on Route 301 when he collided with a Nissan pickup truck.

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