ABILENE, Texas -

A 27-year-old Abilene man was killed in a motorcycle accident early Wednesday morning.

Michael Stanton was pronounced dead at the scene after the accident occurred about 12:35 a.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of Oldham Lane.

The motorcycle, a black 2011 Honda CBR 110, was traveling south on Oldham Lane, a police news release said, noting Stanton lost control while negotiating a curve and left the roadway.

Stanton’s motorcycle struck a metal pole and a wrought iron fence. Stanton wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Police said the roads were dry at the time of the collision – and it is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol were a contributing factor.