WILKES COUNTY, N.C. – A 26-year-old man is dead after leading State Troopers on a high speed chase down 421 between Watauga and Wilkes Counties on January 9.
- A Ferguson man died after leading State Troopers on a high speed chase down 421.
- He has been identified as Cody Cooper.
- Facebook video appears to show the moments before the crash.
The NC Department of Public Safety says Cody Cooper, of Ferguson, led troopers on a chase on his 2002 Honda motorcycle.
Cooper crashed in Wilkes County and succumbed to his injuries on the scene.
Facebook video taken before the crash appears to show Cooper hurtling down the steep, mountain road flanked by two Highway Patrolmen.
The troopers have been placed on administrative duty, as is standard protocol.