Man Killed in High-Speed Motorcycle Crash on River Road
A 24-year-old Puyallup man was killed Saturday afternoon after a high speed motorcycle crash on Highway 167 (River Road) west of Puyallup.
Trooper Guy Gill of the Washington State Patrol says that the man was traveling at over 100 miles per hour on his 2009 Suzuki GSX R1000 east on River Road near 78th Avenue East when he crashed his motorcycle into a 1993 Chevrolet Lumina at 12:15 p.m. The impact threw the motorcyclist from the bike and he ended up around 440 feet from the collision scene, according to Gill. The high impact of the crash also left the front fork assembly of the bike embedded in the front of the Lumina, broken off from the rest of the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. The 28-year-old man driving the Lumina was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment, but Trooper Gill said his injuries were minor.
Gill said the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but it wasn’t known if drugs or alcohol was a factor.
On Sunday night, WSP announced that the motorcyclist had been identified as Tyler J. Huber.
As Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys, we are saddened to hear of the death of Mr. Huber. While driving at 100 miles per hour is clearly excessive, it is always heartbreaking for the friends and family of those who are injured as a result of such dangerous behavior. The friends and family of Mr. Huber and the 28-year old man driving the Lumina Mr. Huber crashed into are in our thoughts.
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