COLUMBUS, Ohio — A male is dead after a crash involving a motorcycle in west Columbus early Wednesday morning.
Columbus police said the crash happened on Trabue Road and North Wilson Road just after 12:40 a.m.
Police say the driver was operating a Suzuki motorcycle northbound on North Wilson Road. According to a witness, the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to make a right turn onto Trabue Road.
The witness observed the driver lay down the motorcycle and began to slide through the intersection. The Suzuki struck the curb on the northeast corner of the intersection.
Police say the impact ejected the driver and the motorcycle struck a traffic control box. The witness ran to the driver and called 911.
Columbus Fire medics transported the driver to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in critical condition. Police say he was pronounced dead at 1:25 a.m.
The identity of the driver is being withheld pending family notification, according to police.
This is the 20th traffic-related fatality in Columbus this year. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.