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Motorcyclist killed after hitting pole in south Edmonton

Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017. Credit: Facebook: Vik Mohan

Edmonton police believe speed was a factor in a deadly motorcycle crash over the Canada Day weekend.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue.

Officers said a 33-year-old man was riding a 2013 Kawasaki ZX636 motorcycle south on Calgary Trail when he hit a pole.

The man was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries. The victim has been identified as Vik Mohan.

Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017. Credit: Facebook: Vik Mohan
Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Vik Mohan was killed when his motorcycle struck a pole in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue Sunday, July 2, 2017. Credit: Facebook: Vik Mohan
A memorial began to grow at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue.
A memorial began to grow at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the area of Calgary Trail and 55 Avenue. Global News

A memorial with flowers began to grow at the site of the crash on Tuesday. Messages of condolence were also written on tape on the pole.

The crash is still under investigation.

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