FHP: Efforts being made to ID dead motorcyclist after Harley strikes pole near New Smyrna Beach

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Here is the location where a lone motorcycle rider was killed near New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Wednesday,  causing traffic to be halted on both directions in the vicinity of 1700 South Glencoe Road so emergency vehicles could get to the crash scene.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon after crashing his Harley-Davidson into a utility pole while southbound in the 1700 block of Glencoe Road, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

The fatal crash occurred at 1:40 p.m., when the biker, who was wearing a helmet, apparently "failed to negotiate a curve" and left the roadway before striking the pole, which caused him to be thrown from the bike.

The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, did not have identification on him. But troopers are working to make a positive ID.

Traffic was closed in both directions to allow emergency vehicles to get to the scene as quickly as possible, the FHP said.

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