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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

WOODBURY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota motorcyclist has died of injuries he sustained while fleeing state police in Woodbury.

Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/oMOkQN ) it happened about 8 a.m. Friday on Valley Creek Road.

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Several drivers had called authorities to complain that the motorcyclist was speeding, driving aggressively and passing on the shoulder.

A state trooper tried to pull over the motorcycle, but it sped off. Moments later the trooper found the wreckage of the motorcycle in a grove of trees near a curve.

Thirty-year-old Robert Dennis Davis of Madison Lake was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. He later died.

Davis was not wearing a helmet.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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