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Motorcyclist dies after losing control on I-35 in Temple

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Posted at 2:35 AM, Jul 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 16:52:35-04

Temple police confirmed one person is dead following a motorcycle crash on the southbound side of I-35 near the 299 exit. 

The motorcyclist was identified as 24-year-old James Smith.

Officers responded just after midnight to a report of a motorcyclist who lost control of his bike and skidded on the road. 

Temple police said upon arrival, Smith was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

A Justice of Peace has ordered an autopsy.  

The southbound lanes of I-35 just past the 299 exit were closed for several hours while crash scene reconstruction crews investigated the crash.

Police reopened lanes just after 5 a.m.

This case remains under investigation. 

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