A wrecked green Kawasaki motorcycle lays on Interstate 80 after the driver led Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers on a high-speed chase on Aug. 14, 2023. (Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CASPER, Wyo. — A motorcyclist will face charges after what Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers say was a 165 mph chase on Interstate 80 near Elk Mountain.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said the chase started at about 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14 when a trooper saw a green Kawasaki Ninja doing about 110 mph while traveling east on I-80 near milepost 258. The trooper attempted to stop the motorcyclist, who sped up and fled.

Continuing east, the motorcyclist sped through construction zones, passed on the right shoulder, weaved in and out of traffic and reached speeds in excess of 165 mph, the Highway Patrol said.

Law enforcement shut down off-ramps, preventing the pursuit from leaving I-80 and entering Laramie. The motorcyclist crashed at exit 329 — Vedauwoo Road — sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital, the Highway Patrol said.

The motorcyclist’s protective gear, which included leather gear and a helmet, helped minimize injuries. Troopers identified the motorcyclist and charges are pending.

The Highway Patrol did not release the identity of the motorcyclist, nor the charges they face.

“The Wyoming Highway Patrol gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, the Laramie Police Department, the Vedauwoo Volunteer Fire Department, and the Laramie Fire Department,” the patrol’s news release said.

“WHP would also like to remind motorists to regularly check their mirrors and pull over to the right shoulder when approached by law enforcement vehicles displaying red and blue lights.”