Motorcyclist dead after crashing and plummeting over elevated entrance ramp

HOUSTON - Houston police said a motorcyclist crashed and fell to his death from the Pease Street entrance to the North Freeway.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, when the motorcyclist was traveling west on Pease Street and entered the North Freeway, then crashed into a wall, according to police.

The motorcycle rider flew off the motorcycle and plummeted 19 feet down over the edge of the overpass, police said.

Investigators suspect speed was a factor.