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NASHVILLE (WSMV) - Metro Police has identified the victim of a crash involving a motorcycle and a Honda Pilot on Nolensville Pike near Zoo Road on Sunday evening.

According to investigators, 20-year-old Jovel H. Portillo-Ramirez was riding a Suzuki motorcycle without a license plate north of Nolensville Pike when he struck the driver's side of the Pilot. The Pilot was turning left out of a business on the 3700 block of Nolensville Pike traveling south. Witnesses told investigators that as the Pilot began to make a turn, the motorcycle changed lanes from behind another vehicle and quickly accelerated. The driver of the Pilot and his four passengers were not injured.

Investigators said Portillo-Ramirez's speeding and reckless driving were the preliminary contributing causes to the crash. Portillo-Ramirez died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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