Motorcyclist dies after crashing into tree

A motorcyclist is dead after crashing into a tree. It happened just after 6 p.m. in the 1600 block of Royal Crest Drive.

Police say the motorcyclist was heading southbound when they apparently lost control of the bike. The driver landed in a ditch and died at the scene.

Officials are trying to piece together what happened and to determine if the motorcyclist had hit another vehicle.

Police say the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. They say alcohol was not a factor.

No one else was hurt in the crash.

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