GALVESTON

A male motorcyclist died in Galveston late Sunday or early Monday in a crash on Stewart Road, police said.

Galveston Police Department officers were dispatched sometime after 2 p.m. Monday to an area near 14494 Stewart Road, where they found a man and a motorcycle in tall grass off the road, spokesman Capt. Joshua Schirard said.

Officials are still working to identify the man, who appears to be in his mid-40s, Schirard said. He was about 6 feet tall and weighed about 225 pounds, he said.

The motorcycle had a Louisiana license plate, Schirard said.

Police found the body near a curve in the road, where Stewart Road turns south to 13 Mile Road, Schirard said.

“It looks like he was on a motorcycle by himself and there’s a really sharp curve there,” Schirard said.

The motorcyclist is believed to have been dead between 12 hours to 18 hours before he was found, Schirard said. Police are investigating the official cause of death, he said.

Samantha Ketterer: 409-683-5241; samantha.ketterer@galvnews.com or on Twitter at @sam_kett

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