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      Columbia man killed in motorcycle crash

      A Columbia man was killed in a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning.

      A Columbia man is dead after a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning.

      Police say 29-year-old Brandon Bainter was traveling westbound on Broadway near Westwood Avenue when he lost control, ran off the roadway and collided with a utility pole.

      He was thrown from the motorcycle and was not wearing a helmet at the time.

      Bainter was pronounced dead at the scene.

      No other vehicles were involved.

      Police believe excessive speed was a factor in the crash.

      The investigation is ongoing.