Traffic stop leads to chase, fatal motorcycle crash

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A traffic stop turned into a deadly chase in New Hanover county on Tuesday.

According to the NC Highway Patrol, a preliminary investigation revealed that around 10 p.m. a trooper tried to stop a motorcyclist for speeding on US 74 in New Hanover County.

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Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist took off, which led to a chase. During the chase, Highway Patrol says the motorcyclist turned onto Kerr Ave., where there was roadwork.

Troopers said the motorcycle drove the wrong way in the northbound lane of Kerr, and the pursuit ended. Troopers also say the motorcycle hit a piece of equipment on Kerr and died as a result of the crash.

The driver’s name has not yet been released.