Motorcyclist ejected into river during crash dies at Everett hospital

Motorcyclist killed in Everett crash

EVERETT, Wash. — Police said a motorcyclist was ejected into the Snohomish River when he collided with a car in Everett early Monday. He died at the hospital.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m., officers were called to a crash between a car and motorcycle on northbound SR-529 at the Snohomish River bridge.

Arriving officers found the two vehicles but believed the motorcyclist had been thrown off the bridge and into the river below.

Officers and Everett firefighters launched two marine operations boats and found the motorcyclist in the river. He was taken aboard a boat where firefighters performed CPR.

The victim, who was believed to be in his mid-20s, was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where he died.

Traffic safety detectives said they believe the motorcyclist was traveling at a high speed when he hit the rear bumper of a Nissan Xterra. The impact threw the rider off the motorcycle, over the guardrail and into the river below.

Police said it is not known if any other factors played a part in the crash.

No one in the Nissan was hurt.

Detectives are continuing to investigate.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the victim’s cause and manner of death, the identity of the motorcyclist and notify his family members.

Northbound SR-529 was closed during the investigation but reopened at about 5 a.m.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Everett Police Department Tip Line at 425-257-8450.