Motorcyclist dies in crash near Mill Plain

first_imgA rush-hour crash killed a motorcyclist just south of the busy intersection of Mill Plain Boulevard and Southeast 136th Avenue on Monday afternoon.The accident was reported at 4:24 p.m., said Kevin Stromberg, a spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.The Vancouver Police Department’s traffic unit is investigating, but here is what apparently happened, according to Stromberg: The motorcyclist, described as a young male, was southbound on 136th just south of Mill Plain on a lime-green Kawasaki Ninja. Observers said the driver of a white Buick SUV was turning left into the rear entrance of Columbia Square shopping center when the motorcycle collided with the right side of the SUV.The Buick’s driver, a woman, was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, Stromberg said.The accident snarled traffic. Southeast 136th Avenue between Mill Plain and Seventh Street was closed until 10 p.m. while the investigation continued.Patty Hastings: 360-735-4513; twitter.com/col_cops; [email protected]last_img read more

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