Speed may have led to death of teen motorcyclist
A 17-year-old was the victim of the latest fatal motorcycle crash, the third in the region this month
A 17-year-old motorcyclist has been killed after an early morning crash in Old South Monday.
Police were called to the scene at 1:40 a.m. where investigators said a motorcycle had struck a pole, snapping it in half, on Ridout Street near Elmwood.
The driver was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
"While the police investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, it is believed that speed was a factor in this collision," read a statement from London police.
The accident marks the second fatal motorcycle crash in London since the start of July, with a third occuring in the Dorchester area.
London police had closed down Ridout Street Monday morning while they conducted their investigation but the road has since been reopened.