Columbia man killed in motorcycle accident early Sunday

Sunday, July 7, 2013 | 11:06 a.m. CDT; updated 2:55 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 7, 2013

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was killed in a motorcycle accident at Broadway and Westwood Avenue early Sunday morning.

Brandon E. Bainter, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, according to a release from the Columbia Police Department.

Police officers responded to a report of a motorcycle crash shortly after 1 a.m. No other vehicles were involved in the incident.

According to the release, Bainter was traveling westbound on Broadway near Westwood Avenue on his black 2004 Honda 1000RR motorcycle. He lost control and left the roadway. Bainter collided with a utility pole and was ejected from the motorcycle.

He was killed as a result of serious injuries sustained in the crash, according to the release. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Excessive speed may have contributed to the accident, according to the release. The investigation is ongoing.

Supervising editor is Katie Moritz.

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