Motorcyclist killed in crash in Lakewood

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Lakewood on Sunday morning, Washington State Patrol announced.

According to WSP, the 48-year-old driver from Oregon was heading north on Interstate 5 at Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest when their motorcycle left the roadway and hit a barrier on the left shoulder.

The vehicle continued for 150 feet before coming to rest on the left shoulder.

The driver was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The roadway was closed for just over two hours after the crash.

According to WSP, the driver was wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant helmet at the time of the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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