Local police investigating the tragedy say the accident occurred at approximately 2:30am in the commune of Hoa Thuan.
According to police, Nguyen Dinh Thanh, 24, was piloting his motorbike at excessive speeds and unable to slow down and avoid crashing into the semi pulling a trailer carrying freight.
As the semi-trailer began crossing over and turn onto the roadway, Thanh attempted to brake suddenly and lost control of his motorbike. At that point, police said he struck the front of the trailer portion.
Thanh, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene, police officers reported. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.