26-year-old motorcyclist killed in South Daytona crash, police say

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash in South Daytona on Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

The crash happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 2000 block of Magnolia Avenue.

The motorcyclist was identified as Luke Tyle Smith of DeLand. 

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According to a police report, Smith was driving in "a careless manner" and lost control of his bike. 

At some point, he was thrown off the bike and hit a tree, police said. He was pronounced dead on scene. 

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The crash remains under investigation. 

Anyone with any additional information about this crash is encouraged to contact the South Daytona Police Department at (386)-322-3030.