Motorcyclist Dies After Police Chase, Crash

WOODBURY, Minn. (WCCO) — A motorcyclist who was fleeing a State Trooper died after going off the road and crashing in Woodbury Friday morning.

According to Lt. Eric Roeske, the trooper attempted to stop the motorcyclist after several people called with complaints about the cyclist’s dangerous driving.

A pursuit began at Highway 61 and Kingsborough. The trooper caught up with the cyclist at Highway 61 and Afton, and attempted to make a stop, but the motorcyclist took off.

The motorcyclist, identified as 30-year-old Robert Dennis Davis of Madison Lake, drove off the road at Interstate 494 and Valley Creek Road.

Davis was taken to be treated at Regions Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.

Authorities said Davis was not wearing a helmet when he crashed.

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