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.