OROVILLE, Calif. -

An Oroville man is dead, killed after being thrown from his motorcycle when he hit a tree.    

It happened just after midnight Monday on Pacific Heights Road, near Ophir Road in South Oroville.

The CHP said the 28-year-old motorcyclist veered off the road and into a tree.  He was not wearing a helmet, and investigators said he was speeding.

The man's name won't be released until family has been notified.