A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a solo crash in the La Presa neighborhood north of Sweetwater Reservoir, authorities said. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A 48-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a light pole in the La Presa neighborhood north of Sweetwater Reservoir, authorities said.

The crash happened around 6:45 a.m. on Jamacha Boulevard just east of Omega Street, California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Christy said.

The 48-year-old man was riding his 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Jamacha Boulevard when he failed to negotiate a leftward curve in the roadway and crashed into a light pole on the right shoulder, Christy said.

A witness told investigators the man was traveling at a high speed at the time of the crash, the officer said.

The victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, was pronounced dead at the scene, Christy said.

CHP officers were investigating the circumstances leading up to the crash.

Updated at 1045 a.m. May 1, 2019

–City News Service

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