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A motorcycle crash Saturday night in the Treme neighborhood claimed the life of a 51-year-old man, New Orleans police said.

The motorcyclist was traveling lakebound in the right lane of Basin Street about 8:10 p.m. when he hit a curve, lost control and struck a tree. He was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene, in the 1400 block of Basin, close to Armstrong Park.

Blood and toxicology test results are pending.

Fatality investigator Edgar Edwards is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6210.