KING COUNTY, WA — A 44-year-old Lynnwood woman died last Friday, August 12, in a motorcycle wreck that left a child injured on Interstate 405 near Tukwila, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The fatal accident happened on the HOV bypass from I-405 southbound to the northbound lanes of I-5. WSP troopers responded to the scene shortly after 8:43 p.m.
A preliminary investigation indicates the woman was operating a light-blue 2020 Harley-Davidson FLTRXS motorcycle with a 9-year-old female passenger when failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Moments later, she lost control of the motorcycle, causing it to strike a light pole.
Officials said both riders were ejected in the impact of the crash and landed on the right shoulder, along with the motorcycle.
The driver, who was not wearing a United States Department of Transportation-compliant helmet, died from her injuries at the scene.
The juvenile rider suffered undisclosed injuries and was rushed to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. She was wearing a USDOT-approved helmet at the time of the wreck.
WSP said the motorcycle was totaled in the accident and was towed from the site.
No further information has been shared at this time.
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