News: Man killed after being thrown from motorcycle in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – A man from Portsmouth died after he was thrown from his motorcycle while feeling a traffic stop on I-664 early Wednesday morning.

According to WTKR, the accident occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. when a Virginia State Trooper pulled over a motorcyclist who was speeding along the interstate. When the trooper got out of his vehicle, the motorcyclist sped off, sparking a pursuit.

The chase lasted a few miles until the motorcyclist, 28-year-old Andrew Baker, attempted to exit the interstate at Terminal Avenue. Baker lost control while on the exit ramp and collided with a barrier, throwing him from the bike.

Baker was rushed to Riverside Regional Medical Center, and died shortly after admittance. No other injuries have been reported as a result of the crash.

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