SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say a motorcyclist was killed when he went off the side of the road and was thrown into a utility pole.

Police say 22-year-old Gregory Cruz of Norwich was riding west in Sprague late Sunday when he went off the road, hitting a curb. Cruz struck a utility pole as his motorcycle continued traveling off-road.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police continue to investigate.

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