A motorcyclist who lost control of his bike and smashed into a pole died Sunday in Santa Ana, police said.

The crash occurred about 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of East First Street, between Standard and Grand avenues, police told the Orange County Register.

A witness to the crash called police to the scene, Santa Ana police Commander Andrew Alvarez told the newspaper.

The rider was found unconscious, Alvarez said.

The man was taken to OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana, where he was pronounced dead, Alvarez said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Santa Ana police were investigating the crash.

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