Motorcyclist killed after crashing into tree
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.