FIRST ON 3: Motorcycle crashes during chase on Hwy 17

LELAND, NC (WWAY) – A chase ended with a motorcycle crashing on US 17 just before 4:30 p.m.

It happened just south of 140 outside of Leland.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax says law enforcement officers were chasing the suspect north on US 17 when the crash happened. The motorcycle wound up on the southbound side of the media’s guardrail.

Emergency crews took the motorcyclist to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Charges will include fleeing to elude, Flax said.

There is no word yet on how the chase started or the condition of the motorcyclist.

Around 5 p.m., the left hand lane on 17 heading north was closed as investigators worked, but traffic was moving.  Traffic heading south on 17 was backed up.

We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.

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