UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Accident On U.S. 127

A fatal motorcycle accident has closed U.S. 127 Northbound Tuesday night.

The highway is back open for Wednesday morning.

Nick Hirsch,37, of St. Johns, was the lead rider in a pack of five people on motorcycles. Police say he lost control just North of the Cedar Street exit in Mason on U.S. 127 North and crashed. He was killed instantly.

Deputies say he was wearing a helmet but it is undetermined if alcohol was a factor.

An investigation of how the accident occured is still going on. Deputies expect to have more news later this morning.

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