A motorcyclist died early Friday morning after he crashed into a light pole around 11:34 p.m. Thursday in the 4400 block of Elms Road in Killeen.

The Killeen Police Department said Xavier La Monde Banks, 46, lost control around a turn, drove off the road and struck the pole. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown pronounced him dead at 12:40 a.m. Friday. An autopsy was ordered to be performed in Dallas.

The Killeen Police Department's Traffic Unit was investigating the crash Friday morning.

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