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PD: Motorcyclist dies after hitting utility pole in East Walnut Hills

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Posted at 12:22 AM, Aug 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-28 07:08:27-04

CINCINNATI -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash after he lost control and hit a utility pole in East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati police said.

Thirty-four-year-old Pierre Beal Jr. was driving a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle westbound on William Howard Taft Road when he struck the pole and a fire hydrant at about 11:20 p.m. Sunday near Collins Avenue.

Cincinnati police and Ohio State Patrol responded to the scene, and the Cincinnati Police Department is handling the investigation. Police said excessive speed is a factor in this crash and that Beal was not wearing a helmet.

The Traffic Unit is continuing the investigation and any witnesses to this crash are asked to contact the Cincinnati Police Department’s Traffic Unit at 513-352-2514.