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Motorcycle catches fire after police pursuit, crash in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 11:17:42-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A man has been charged after a police chase and crash that happened early Tuesday morning.

Around 12 a.m., a Virginia State Trooper saw a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle driving recklessly in excess of 120 MPH, police said.

A traffic stop was initiated in the westbound lanes of I-264, west of Lynnhaven Parkway.

Police said the driver, 20-year-old Noah Woods, of Waconia, Minnesota, refused to pull over and short pursuit entailed.

Woods continued westbound I-264 in excess of 125MPH, towards Independence Boulevard where he is accused of hitting the back of a passenger vehicle.

Woods was ejected from the motorcycle. The impact of the crash caused the motorcycle to become engulfed in fire, police said.

Woods was taken to Norfolk Sentara Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured as a result of the accident, according to police.

Woods has been charged with felony evade and elude and reckless driving.