NEW ORLEANS — A man died in a Central City motorcycle crash Thursday evening, a statement from New Orleans Police Department's Public Affairs Division said.

Around 5:20 p.m., a motorcycle driving on Martin Luther King Boulevard was hit by a car near Magnolia Street.

Police said the motorcycle driver was driving "at a high rate of speed," and he was not wearing a helmet.

The motorcycle driver was taken to a hospital, where he died of injuries from the collision. 

The driver of the car that hit the motorcycle stayed at the scene to speak to police officers.

Anyone with information about this crash can call NOPD's traffic division at 504.658.6215.

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information. Check back with for the latest news.

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