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CIU Investigates Serious Motorcycle Crash in Lynnwood


CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263


LYNNWOOD, Wash. – Just after 9 p.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit responded to a serious collision near 18000 block of Hwy 99. A deputy spotted a motorcycle driving recklessly near SR 525 and attempted a traffic stop. The driver accelerated up the southbound on-ramp to Hwy 99. The deputy pursued the vehicle to 148th Street and terminated the pursuit. A second deputy located the suspect driving near 168th Street without headlights and attempted to follow the motorcycle, but the suspect accelerated away. The suspect was located a third time driving southbound on Hwy 99 near 188th Street. Deputies were not in pursuit, but attempted to follow the motorcycle. The suspect again accelerated, made a U-turn and began driving at a high rate of speed northbound on Hwy 99. Shortly after, the suspect hit a median in the center of Hwy 99 near the 18000 block and was ejected from the motorcycle. The 31 year-old Monroe man was transported by aid to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.  The road was closed for several hours Monday night while detectives investigated the crash.

CIU detectives believe the suspect was driving under the influence and the motorcycle may have been stolen. At the time of the crash, the motorcycle had stolen license plates and the VIN number was scratched off. Detectives continue to investigate.