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Motorcyclist killed in early morning crash

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Jan 13 2014 08:47:49 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 13 2014 09:00:35 AM CST
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OROVILLE, Calif. -

An Oroville man is dead, killed after being thrown from his motorcycle when he hit a tree.    

It happened just after midnight Monday on Pacific Heights Road, near Ophir Road in South Oroville.

The CHP said the 28-year-old motorcyclist veered off the road and into a tree.  He was not wearing a helmet, and investigators said he was speeding.

The man's name won't be released until family has been notified.