Overnight fatal collision in Everett
EVERETT, WA – Traffic Safety detectives investigate an early morning fatal motorcycle collision.
Just before 1:30 a.m. this morning, officers responded to the report of a collision between a car and motorcycle on northbound SR-529 at the Snohomish River bridge. Arriving officers located the two vehicles but believed the motorcyclist had been ejected off the bridge and into the river below. Officers and Everett firefighters launched two Marine Operations vessels and located the motorcyclist in the river. He was taken aboard a vessel where firefighters performed CPR and transported him to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. The motorcyclist, believed to be in his mid-20’s, died at the hospital.
Traffic Safety detectives responded to investigate the collision. At this time, they believe the motorcyclist was travelling at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear bumper of a Nissan Xterra. The impact ejected the rider off the motorcycle, over the guardrail and into the river below. It is unknown if any other factors were involved. No injuries were reported by the occupants of the Nissan. Detectives continue investigating the incident.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the deceased to determine cause and manner of death, the identity of the motorcyclist and notify his family members.
Northbound SR-529 was closed for the investigation but reopened for normal traffic at about 5:00 a.m.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Everett Police Department Tip Line at 425-257-8450.
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