High Speed Accident Kills Motorcyclist

Early Tuesday morning, a high speed motorcycle accident killed a local man. The motorcyclist, identified as Michael Bartholomew of Edgewood, was traveling northbound on River Road near 31st street in Puyallup when his motorcycle rear ended a pickup truck. A State Patrol spokesman said that the motorcyclist was speeding when he crashed into the truck. The impact caused the motorcycle to fly into oncoming traffic, striking two other vehicles, and killing the motorcyclist instantly. Traffic was slow during the Tuesday morning commute due to the ongoing investigation.

For information on motorcycle safety, please visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website at http://www.msf-usa.org.

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