An Odessa man died after crashing his motorcycle into the median on Memorial Causeway on Sunday night.
Around 7:25 p.m., James E. Williams, 26, was traveling eastbound into downtown at a high speed when he lost control of his motorcycle descending the crest of the bridge, according to Clearwater Police.
Williams was thrown from the motorcycle and hit the base of a sign before landing in the westbound lanes, officials said. He was not wearing a helmet and died on impact, police said.
The motorcycle came to a stop about 200 yards away.
Part of Memorial Causeway was closed for nearly four hours during the investigation.
*updated 10:15 a.m. May 7, 2012.