A 66-year-old Oak Ridge man died Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle in a crash in front of Oak Ridge High School.
Oak Ridge police were called to the scene on Oak Ridge Turnpike about 6:13 p.m. Thursday, according to a release from city spokeswoman Lauren Gray.
The man was identified as James Lynch.
After Lynch lost control of the vehicle, it slid about 50 feet before hitting the back of a small van.
He was pronounced dead at Methodist Medical Center.
"Witnesses told investigators the sun was in his eyes. Investigators also believe speed was a factor," according to Gray's release.
Neither drug nor alcohol use is suspected.
Oak Ridge police continue to investigate.