WILKES COUNTY, N.C. — Highway Patrol says a motorcyclist died Wednesday after a chase with a state trooper ended in a crash. 

It happened around 5:30 p.m. on US 421 in Wilkes County. 

Highway Patrol says the trooper tried to pull over the motorcyclist for speeding. When the driver did not stop, a vehicle chase began. 

During the chase, the motorcyclist crashed near the intersection of US 421 and South Minton Rd. The motorcyclist died from his injuries at the scene. 

The NC SBI and the State Highway Patrol are investigating the crash.