VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – One person is dead after a Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash on Highway 80 near Fruitvale.

According to a preliminary DPS report, a 2008 Harley Davidson was traveling west on the highway around 2:30 p.m. “at an unsafe speed to negotiate a curve,” and left the roadway striking a guardrail.

The driver, identified as Tommy Stites, 55 of Baytown, was pronounced dead on the scene, and DPS reported he had not been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.