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Man killed in motorcycle crash on Portland Ave.

Louisville Metro Police said a man riding a motorcycle ran off the road and hit a utility pole Wednesday evening.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) Traffic Unit is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash from Wednesday evening.

According to a release from LMPD spokesperson Beth Ruoff, the crash happened around 6:45 p.m. where Portland Avenue becomes Northwestern Parkway and intersects with N. 33rd Street.

Police believe a man on a motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed down Portland Ave. when he ran off the road at the curve between Portland and Northwestern Parkway. He drove into a grass easement and hit a utility pole.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified him as 40-year-old Carl Rudolph of Louisville.

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