Motorcyclist killed in West Seattle wreck

by: Rick Price Updated:

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SEATTLE - Seattle police say it’s likely a 60-year-old motorcyclist went through a red light in West Seattle, causing the collision that killed him. 

The bike crashed into a Jeep Liberty SUV, which was licensed in Utah.

The crash happened shortly after 3 a.m. Friday, at the corner of California Avenue Southwest and Southwest Oregon Street in the Junction neighborhood.  It was clearly a hard hit,  as the front end of the Jeep was heavily damaged and the motorcycle was almost unrecognizable.

See photos of the crash here.

The body of the motorcyclist lay just a few feet from his bike.

A KIRO 7 photographer witnessed police giving a Breathalyzer test to the driver of the SUV, but later, police said driver was not under arrest.

The intersection was shut down for hours for the police investigation.

King County Metro Bus routes 22, 50, 55, and 128 had to be routed around the wreck, according to a Tweet from the agency.