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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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