FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man was killed after he crashed his motorcycle Tuesday evening near the intersection of Jefferson Boulevard and Catalpa Street.

Police got to the scene shortly after 7 p.m. and found the victim unresponsive on the side of the road.

According to Fort Wayne police, witnesses saw the man driving east on Jefferson Boulevard at a high rate of speed when the motorcycle struck a guardrail along a curve in the road.

Paramedics provided medical attention and the victim was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

He was identified Wednesday as 55-year-old William G. Miller of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was listed as multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled accidental, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said.

Miller was the only person on the motorcycle, and he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Eastbound Jefferson at Freeman Street was closed while police investigated but was reopened at approximately 8:40 p.m. to all traffic.