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HOUSTON A motorcycle rider was killed early Thursday after smashing into a guard rail on the Southwest Freeway, according to Houston police.

The rider was traveling at a high rate of speed inbound on the Southwest Freeway when he tried to take the exit onto the West Loop South.

The motorcyclist hit the concrete wall, then flew off the bike and 70 feet below to the ground.He died on impact.

The bike traveled another 100 yards by itself.
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