GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — A man was killed in a crash that shut down a busy highway for hours.

According to Greensboro Police Department, around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, they responded to US 20 near East Cone Blvd about a crash between a motorcycle and an SUV.

Police say that a man on his motorcycle was heading north on US 29 and “failed to reduce speed,” which caused the motorcycle to hit a Toyota RAV 4. The Toyota ran off the road and the rider was ejected off his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV had minor injuries and police say speed was a contributing factor but the investigation is ongoing.

US 29 was shut down until just before 6 a.m. Friday.