Federal Way motorcyclist dies from injuries in I-5 accident near Kent

A 60-year-old Federal Way man died Sept. 11 from injuries suffered when his motorcycle collided with a car Sept. 10 along southbound Interstate 5 near South 200th Street, just northwest of Kent.

Michael P. Donahue died at about 2 a.m. Sept. 11 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to a Washington State Patrol media release.

Donahue was driving a 2007 Yamaha XVS650 when he reportedly changed from one lane into another lane and collided with the car at about 2:19 p.m. Sept. 10. Paramedics transported Donahue to the hospital.

A 35-year-old Seattle man, the driver of a 1985 Buick LeSabre, was uninjured.

Drugs or alcohol were not involved in the accident, according to the State Patrol.

The accident caused a 6.5 mile backup along southbound I-5. Four right lanes were closed for more than an hour. The lanes reopened at about 3:45 p.m.

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