(Courtesy of the Washington State Patrol.)

(Courtesy of the Washington State Patrol.)

Renton man, 34, dies in motorcycle crash in Auburn

Driving Sept. 20 along State Route 164 reportedly speeding and passing in a no passing zone

A 34-year-old Renton man died in a two-vehicle traffic collision on Wednesday, Sept. 20 on State Route 164.

The collision occurred at approximately 6:52 p.m. on Auburn Way South, aka SR 164, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man, driving a motorcycle, traveled eastbound in the westbound lane of State Route 164 and attempted to overtake and pass traffic.

When a second vehicle started to turn left in front of him, the 34-year-old man attempted to pass and his motorcycle collided with the vehicle, according to the State Patrol. The impact ejected and threw him approximately 100 feet east of the collision where he arrived at a stop on the westbound shoulder.

First responders declared the man deceased at the scene.

The collision resulted in roadway blockages for approximately 3 hours and 23 minutes.

According to the State Patrol, the collision resulted from speeding and passing in a no passing zone.

The driver of the second vehicle, a 24-year-old Covington man, suffered no injuries in the collision, according to the State Patrol.


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