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.