A Raleigh County Man Has Died After Leading Police On A High Speed Chase

LESTER (WOAY) – Lester Police tried to pull over Michael Riley for a traffic stop on Friday, March 2, 2018, but he led police on a chase.

Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office says Riley lost control of his car on Slab Fork Road, went over an embankment and struck a tree. Riley was taken to the Raleigh General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

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