James P. Feenster, 23, general manager and an account executive for the Vast Horizon Courier Service in Arlington, died Friday at the Washington Hospital Center of multiple injuries suffered in the crash of his motorcycle late Thursday night.

D.C. Police said Mr. Feenster's motorcycle ran into a fireplug at Florida and Porter streets NE after he lost control of the vehicle during a high-speed police chase through the city's streets. Police said Mr. Feenster was being chased for speeding and running at least one stop sign. He was taken by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center where he later died.

Mr. Feenster was born and reared in Washington and was a 1975 graduate of Coolidge High School.

He had studied architecture at the Washington Technical Institute, now part of the University of the District of Columbia, and was studying business administration at UDC at the time of his death.

Mr. Feenster joined the Vast Horizon Courier Service in 1978 as a driver.

Survivors include his parents, Charles and Laura Feenster, two brothers, Charles E. and Michael A., and two sisters, Cornelia V. and Jacqueline K., all of Washington; another brother Gary, of Fort Meade, and a grandmother, Laura V. Graves, also of Washington.