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1 fatality in Ashland motorcycle crash

One man has died following a midday wreck in an Ashland neighborhood involving a car and a speeding motorcycle.

At about 10 minutes before noon Tuesday, a man on a motorcycle collided with a car near the intersection of Wimer Street and Scenic Drive, according to a release by Ashland police.

The man, whose name has not been released until next of kin can be notified, died at the scene of the crash. Ashland police did divulge, however, that the victim was an Ashland resident.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was not injured in the crash.

A preliminary investigation points to “excessive speed on the part of the motorcycle,” according to the release. Officers with Medford police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office are assisting Ashland police in the crash investigation.