A New Bern man is dead after troopers say he led them on a high speed chase Thursday afternoon down Highway 70.
Shane Perry was killed when his motorcycle crashed on Greenfield Heights Boulevard in Havelock.
Troopers say they tried to stop Perry around Carolina Pines for speeding, but the motorcyclist took off. Troopers say the motorcycle was going about 115 miles per hour.
The 34-year-old man crashed his motorcycle after turning onto Greenfield Heights Boulevard. Troopers say he went around a curve and speed was a factor in the crash.
It's not clear why Perry wouldn't stop for the Highway Patrol.