NORMAL — Normal police continue to investigate a motorcycle crash that left one man dead.

About 1:45 p.m. Thursday, the rider, whose name has not yet been released, was traveling north on Pipeline Road, just north of Interstate 55, when he left the road and struck a utility pole, witnesses told police.

Emergency responders transported him to a hospital “where lifesaving measures were unsuccessful,” according to a news release from Normal police Chief Rick Bleichner.

The driver was the only person on the motorcycle at the time of the crash and no other vehicles were involved.

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Northbound Pipeline Road was closed to traffic for about six hours from the I-55 on-ramp to Northtown Road as a police crash reconstruction unit worked at the scene.

The crash is under investigation by Normal police and the McLean County Coroner's Office.

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