Officers with the Knoxville Police Department are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Beaumont Avenue Tuesday night.

The driver, Barry S. Brooks, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the preliminary investigation from authorities, Brooks was traveling at a high speed when the motorcycle's foot peg clipped a utility pole. This caused Brooks to lose further control where he then ran across a storm gate and struck another utility pole.

He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.