One man is dead after striking a wooden utility pole while riding a motor scooter.

Police were called to the area of Brentnell Avenue near Argyle Drive around 1:24am this morning.

Stephen D. Banks, 40, was driving a 2001 Yamaha scooter southbound on Brentnell Ave. when he veered off the road, police say. Banks struck a wooden utility pole and tree and was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police are still investigating.

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