Local Motorcyclist Killed on I-90/I-5 Interchange

Washington State Patrol are investigating the crash in Seattle, which occurred at 4 a.m. this morning.

The Washington State Patrol believe alcohol was a factor in a Monday morning crash on I-5 that killed 23-year-old Timothy Richard Wettack of Mercer Island.

According to a press release, troopers said he was taking the southbound I-5 ramp to eastbound I-90 at 3:52 a.m. when he hit the off-ramp barrier. 

Trooper Sarah Denman said the motorcycle, a 1998 Honda CBR600, stayed on the ramp but Wettack was ejected over the barrier and fell about 100 feet to the shoulder of I-5 below.

Denman stated that Wettack was alive when emergency responders arrived, but he died of his injuries about an hour later at Harborview Medical Center.

x February 20, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Sorry, but I didn't read anything about a car causing the accident (cellphone user or tailgater). Or, was it that he just lost control? Did I miss something? However, my condolences to his family.
x February 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Sorry, I didn't just didn't get the connection between his hitting the guard barrier and your reasons for quitting other than riding motorcycles.


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