Speeding motorcyclist ID'd after deadly crash

Updated: Jun. 9, 2017 at 3:40 PM EDT
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(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)
(Source: Sharon Yoo/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who was killed in a motorcycle crash early Friday morning has been identified.

Damien Allen was riding northbound in the 1000 block of East Chestnut Street in the Phoenix Hill neighborhood, lost control and hit a fence, Louisville Metro Police said.

The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m.

Family members who were in a separate vehicle behind the man took him to University of Louisville Hospital, where he died.

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Police said Allen was riding at a high rate of speed and was not wearing a helmet.

No other vehicles were involved and no one else was injured.

A toxicology report will determine if alcohol or drugs were involved. Allen was not wearing a helmet.

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