JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Police say an Arkansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear of a sport utility vehicle while he was being pursued by a state trooper.

Jonesboro police say 36-year-old Nicholes Koegel died in the crash Monday on Highway 141 in north Jonesboro. Police say the driver of the SUV was not injured.

Police spokesman Paul Holmes says the chase began when Koegel drove past the trooper at a high rate of speed and the trooper tried to stop him.

A state police report says Koegel drifted from the inside lane of the highway to the outside lane and crashed into the rear of the SUV.

Jonesboro police are investigating the crash.