Police identify motorcycle rider killed in crash in East Walnut Hills

Motorcycle rider lost control and hit a tree on Taft Road (WKRC)

EAST WALNUT HILLS, Ohio (WKRC) - A motorcycle rider was killed when he crashed into a fire hydrant and a utility pole in East Walnut Hills. Police have identified him as Pierre Beal, 34.

Police say Beal was headed westbound on William Howard Taft Road when he lost control near Collins Avenue around midnight on August 28.

Investigators say excessive speed is a factor in this crash. Beal was wearing a helmet.

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