Motorcycle driver led Trooper on 20-mile chase before crash
Published 11:55 am Friday, June 14, 2013
Troopers plan to charge the motorcycle driver involved in a 20-mile chase that ended in a crash just outside of Troy Thursday evening.
Ryan Brown, 24, of Luverne, was admitted to Troy Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle’s rear tire blew out on U.S. Highway 29.
Brown had led a State Trooper on a high-speed chase after the Trooper attempted to pull him over in Luverne for speeding.
Brown will be charged with attempting to elude a law enforcement officer and reckless endangerment. He was also issued traffic citations for speeding, improper passing, no insurance and no license plate. A representative from Brown’s family called The Messenger to report he did have insurance, though it might not have been made available at the scene due to his injuries.
According to State Troopers, Brown was going 142 mph in a 55 mph zone at one point during the incident.
The Troy Police Department was called to assist in the pursuit, but the wreck happened before officers arrived. TPD, Troy Fire Department, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office and CARE Ambulance all responded to the scene. State Troopers continue to investigate the crash.