UPDATED: Motorcycle Crash Leaves Laurel Man Dead

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UPDATED  11:15am -Delaware State Police have identified the victim as 51 year old Robert Martinson of Laurel.

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Delaware State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon that left a Laurel man dead.  Police say a 51 year old man was westbound on Ralphs Road when he took a curve at too fast a speed.   His motorcycle went off the road and collided with a tree – ejecting the rider, who was not wearing a helmet.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police say speed is a factor – his name has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.