VIENNA, W.Va. — The driver of a motorcycle is dead after sideswiping a truck in Wood County Friday evening during a police pursuit.
Officials identified the victim as Kendrick Leshaun Baker, 45, of Parkersburg, who was wanted in Parkersburg for allegedly driving on a suspended license.
State Police troopers began pursuing him on 36th Street in Parkersburg at about 6:40 p.m. Friday, but lost him.
A Wood County sheriff’s deputy picked up the chase on Rosemar Road in Vienna where the driver sideswiped an oncoming truck before the motorcycle crashed into a ditch.
No one else was hurt.