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Update: Motorcyclist killed in crash west of Billings ID’D

Posted at 2:15 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 19:30:05-04

Update 4:07 p.m.: The motorcyclist has been identified as Richie A. Klein, 53 of Billings.

Yellowstone County Coroner Cliff Mahoney said the cause of death was head trauma.

BILLINGS – A 53-year-old Billings man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday west of Billings.

The Montana Highway Patrol estimates the crash happened around 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

Troopers responded to the wreck near Neibauer Road and Esther Rose Lane.

According to the patrol, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle was speeding when it failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

The motorcycle traveled off the left side of the road and crashed.

The rider, whose name has not been released, was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead on the scene.