SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — A motorcycle driver died Wednesday in a crash involving several vehicles in Spokane Valley. The collision happened around 5:10 p.m. on East Trent Avenue at North McDonald Road.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) said the motorcycle was traveling on East Trent when a 2015 Honda Accord turned in front of the bike. The driver of the Accord was attempting to make a left-hand turn from North McDonald to Trent.
The motorcycle hit the Accord and the driver was thrown from the bike. The Accord then hit at least one other vehicle that was traveling in the opposite direction.
The motorcyclist died at the scene. A WSP report states that the driver was not wearing a compliant helmet.
Troopers have identified the people involved in the crash. Gary T. Cooper, 50, from Spokane was killed.
The driver of the Accord was identified as 92-year-old James M. Hammond of Spokane Valley. Troopers say he was not injured but could face charges for failure to yield.
The other driver was not injured, and there was no serious damage to their car.
Original Story: Washington State Patrol reported that all units are clear of the scene and the roadway is now open.
A fatal collision involving a car and motorcycle is blocking traffic on State Route 290 near McDonald in Spokane Valley.
WSDOT is currently on scene directing traffic. Both directions of Trent are blocked at this time.
WSDOT East says drivers should expect significant delays and use alternate routes.
This is a developing story and we will provide more updates as they become available.
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