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Man dies in motorcycle crash after short chase, police say


HOUSTON – A man died after crashing his motorcycle while being chased by police on Tuesday, police said.

The chase started around 2:55 p.m. on South Lane near Ferguson, according to reports. The chase lasted two minutes.

The pursuit lasted only about seven blocks. Police initially pulled him over because they said he was speeding.

Throughout the chase, officers said the man was driving in excess of 60 miles an hour.

Police officers were about 100 yards behind the man when police said the motorcyclist began to lose control. He struck side of a vehicle that was on the road and that ejected him off the bike.

Police said the man appears to be in his late teens.

It was later determined that the motorcycle was stolen a few days ago.

"It's unfortunate. It looks like it's going to be a young person, probably late teens. Couple days before Christmas, so obviously were very sensitive to the family and those in the neighborhood who may or may not know this person," an officer said.

Police said just because the man was on the bike, doesn't mean he stole it, but that will be under investigation.

Police said they are still not sure what the bike hit after the man was ejected.

Police said the motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

KPRC will provide updates when they become available.