Trooper: Texas motorcyclist dies in police chase

FILE - DPS trooper (KXAN File Photo)
FILE - DPS trooper (KXAN File Photo)

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Troopers say a West Texas motorcyclist has died after crashing during a police chase. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Monday that 42-year-old Luis Heriberto Rodriguez of El Paso died in Midland over the weekend. Troopers say Midland County Sheriff’s officers were pursing his 2000 Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed into a parking meter. They say he was thrown from the motorcycle and collided with a car stopped in a parking lot.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. He wasn’t wearing a helmet. Meanwhile, troopers didn’t say what started the chase.

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