Motorcyclist, WA trooper drive off embankment

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The Washington State Patrol says both a motorcyclist and a state trooper drove off a 20-foot embankment Tuesday evening during a high-speed chase near Port Angeles. The unidentified motorcyclist died.

KOMO reports (http://is.gd/u4hgsE) the trooper was able to crawl from the wreckage without any serious injuries. He was not immediately identified.

Trooper Russ Winger says the chase began on Highway 101 when a trooper tried to stop the motorcyclist for speeding. Winger says the biker raced off, reaching speeds of 90 miles per hour. The chase turned onto a local road and ended about 10 miles southeast of Port Angeles.

The crash is under investigation.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/