1 killed in motorcycle-taxi collision in SeaTac



SEATAC, Wash. - A motorcyclist was killed Monday when his bike collided with a taxi in SeaTac, the King County Sheriff's Office said.


The collision happened at South 160th Street and Pacific Highway South at about 3:30 p.m. Police said the motorcycle was headed eastbound on 160th at and had just crossed Pacific Highway when a westbound taxi turned left in front of the bike. Witnesses told police the bike had been traveling at a high rate of speed, and police said evidence at the scene supported that claim.


The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old man from Burien, was pronounced dead at the scene.


The cab driver appeared to be OK, but was upset about the collision, police said.


Video from Chopper 7 showed the motorcycle on its side, surrounded by firefighting foam. The road was closed as police investigated.