PALMER, Alaska — A motorcycle driver died in a crash on a rural road northeast of Palmer.

Alaska State Troopers say 34-year-old Caleb Bennett died Monday at the scene.

Troopers just before 7 p.m. took calls on the crash.

Witnesses performed CPR on the driver.

Troopers say Bennett was driving west on Wolverine Road. He failed to negotiate a right curve and crossed into the oncoming lane, striking a car driven by 53-year-old Heidi Stelzer of Palmer.

Bennett was not wearing a helmet. Troopers say speed was a factor in the crash.

The state medical examiner planned an autopsy.

Troopers are asking witnesses to contact them.