RED BAY — A 25-year-old man from Panama City died Wednesday after he crashed his motorcycle on Knox Hill Road east of DeFuniak Springs.

Mason Duvall Smith was traveling north on his 2016 Ducati at 10:26 a.m. when he lost control on a curve, veered onto the east shoulder and hit a guardrail, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Smith was thrown off the bike into the guardrail. 

He died from his injuries, the FHP reported.

He was not wearing a helmet.