PEND ORIELLE COUNTY, Wash. -- A motorcylist was left with life threatening injuries after a crash north of Newport Saturday afternoon.
Washington State Patrol said the motorcyclist, a 53-year-old man, was heading west on State Route 20 and lost control on a curve. The driver was thrown off the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Investigators said excessive speed was the cause of the crash.