The motorcycle continued westbound from the point of impact, striking a neighbors fence and coming to rest just off the sidewalk. The motorcyclist separated from the bike, striking the fence. The motorcyclist sustained severe injuries, and he was transported to the Grays Harbor Community Hospital by AFD were he was deceased. The vehicle driver was not injured in the collision, and he is cooperating with the police investigation.
Multiple witnesses and preliminary scene investigation indicate that speed and alcohol (related to the motorcycle) were possibly contributing factors to this collision. Toxicology testing are still pending.
Investigators from the APD Collision Investigation Team conducted the investigation, assisted by Sgt. Joe Strong of the Hoquiam Police Department. The roadway remained closed until nearly 1:00 AM for this investigation.