Authorities said Kenneth Dean, 29, of Durham was traveling east on Hillsborough Road when he lost control of his 2004 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a curve and slid off the road just before 1 a.m.
Dean was declared dead at the scene, officials said.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, according to a preliminary investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator G.L. Munter of the Traffic and Crash Team (TACT) at (919) 560-4935, ext. 29448.
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