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Louisville man dead after crash involving two motorcycles

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One man is dead after two motorcyclists collided early Sunday morning.

It happened on 13th Street in Louisville, just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday. According to Louisville Metro Police, one motorcyclist was traveling southbound on 13th Street, when he was approached by another motorcyclist traveling northbound in the southbound lane, at a high rate of speed.

"The two collided head-on in the center roadway," said Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley. "The first motorcyclist came to rest on the sidewalk, while the second motorcyclist came to rest on the roadway just south of the area of impact."

Both riders were wearing helmets, according to police.

Smiley said the rider who was going northbound in the southbound lane was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The rider who was going southbound in the southbound lane was also taken to University Hospital, but was pronounced dead just before 2:30 p.m. on Monday. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has identified that motorcyclist as 33-year-old Michael Pendleton. He died of severe head injuries, according to the coroner's office.

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