Motorcyclist killed after crashing into tree

POSTED: Monday, May 9, 2011 - 12:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

Temple police say a morning motorcycle crash on West Adams Avenue has left one man dead.

The motorcyclist has been identified as 21-year-old Alvin Cole Petty.

Investigators believe Petty was driving at a high speed shortly after 5 a.m. when he tried to make a curve at the intersection of FM 2271, but failed to do so. During the crash, Petty flew off the motorcycle and hit a nearby tree.

Roads were closed temporarily while the scene was cleared.

The investigation is ongoing.

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