A speeding motorcyclist crashed in Cottage Grove around dusk on Saturday evening and was killed, authorities said.

Killed was Neville E. Amundson, 58, of Cottage Grove, the State Patrol said. He was not wearing a helmet. The wreck occurred about 7:55 p.m.

Amundson had been speeding before the crash, which occurred on southbound Hwy. 61 at Leeder Avenue. He was approaching a curve at an incline, a patrol statement said.

PAUL WALSH