Motorcyclist dies after crash on SR 16

Motorcyclist dies after crash on SR 16
(WSP)

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — A crash on State Route 16 near Purdy has claimed the life of a motorcyclist, state troopers said.

The crash happened after 3 p.m. Saturday, shutting down all eastbound lanes of the highway at Burnham Drive for hours.

The man driving the motorcycle was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died. A woman also riding on the motorcycle was injured and taken to the hospital.

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Troopers did not say what led to the crash but are investigating.