UPDATE: Motorcycle rider dies in Denton crash

The Denton Police Department is investigating a motorcycle crash this afternoon that claimed the life of the rider.

At around 1:23pm, Denton Police and Fire responding to multiple reports of a major accident on the northbound I35E service road in front of Medical City Denton.

When officers arrived, they located a motorcycle that had struck a utility pole on the east side of the service road. The rider was pronounced deceased on the scene by EMS personnel.

Investigators are working to determine if speed was a factor in the crash.

The service road was closed while police investigated the scene, but has been reopened at this time.