Trooper: Texas Motorcyclist Dies in Police Chase

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 said Midland County Sheriff's officers were pursing his 2000 Suzuki motorcycle when he crashed into a parking meter. He was thrown from the motorcycle and collided with a car stopped in a parking lot.

Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

Troopers did not say what started the chase.

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