Motorcyclist, WA trooper drive off embankment



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 ( 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.


Information from: KOMO-TV,