A motorcyclist died when he lost control in the Twin Cities early Tuesday morning.
A 45-year-old man, identified as Thomas Launderville, from St. Paul, was killed in the crash on Highway 280.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report, he was driving a 2004 Harley Davidson southbound on Hwy. 280 at about 2:10 a.m. when he lost control on the curve to eastbound Interstate 94.
His bike came to a rest in the grass median, with the driver suffering fatal injuries.
Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash. However, police say alcohol was a factor in the crash and Launderville was not wearing a helmet when he crashed.