NEAR ELK, WASH. -- A motorcyclist is dead after a crash near Elk, Washington, according to authorities.
The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of East Blanchard Road and North Jackson Road. No other vehicles were involved. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a 42-year-old male rider deceased. He was a Spokane County resident.
Investigators were on scene until 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning. Investigators said the rider failed to negotiate a curve on Blanchard, drove off the road and struck a tree.
It was not known if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision. The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office planned to provide the victim's identity and cause of death after an autopsy was completed.