Peter Traylor, 49, of Cary was killed Sunday evening when his motorcycle did not make it through a right curve on Western Boulevard near South Boylan Avenue in Raleigh and skidded into a tree, police said Monday.
Traylor, of 216 Farmington Woods Drive, was alone on the motorcycle when it kept going straight as the road curved and hit a curb, then skidded, according to a police report of the accident.
It happened at approximately 6:38 p.m.
Crash investigators said they did not suspect alcohol or drugs were involved and wrote that Traylor was estimated to be going at the 45 mph speed limit when he crashed.
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The wreck temporarily closed Western Boulevard's westbound lanes between South Boylan Avenue and Central Prison, police said.