A motorcyclist was killed overnight after police said he was speeding and crashed into a pole on northbound Highway 181 going toward North Beach.

It happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday, and caused parts of the Harbor Bridge to shut down near Highway 181 and Beach Avenue.

The cyclist has been identified by the Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office as 32-year-old Joshua Black.

Police said that when the crash happened, Black was thrown over the median into the southbound lanes of Highway 181 and was struck by at least two vehicles. He was wearing a helmet, but reportedly died on impact.

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