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Posted on: August 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Traffic Unit Investigators at the Scene of a Fatal Motorcycle Crash

 

Traffic Unit Investigators at the Scene of a Fatal Motorcycle Crash 

 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit Investigators are at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on S. Madison Road, just south of E. Gibbs Road.  A witness stated a second rider on a motorcycle returned to the scene and then left prior to the arrival of Deputies.  

Anyone with information regarding this fatal crash is urged to call Detective Jeff Welton at 509-477-3237.  
 
 We also ask the second motorcycle rider to contact Detective Welton to provide a statement.  

On August 21, 2022, at approximately 9;50 am., a caller reported a single motorcycle crash on S. Madison Road in the 11500 block.  The rider was not moving, and medics were requested.  

 

Deputies and Spokane County Fire personnel arrived to assist, but unfortunately, the adult male rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 

Due to the severity of the crash, Traffic Unit Investigators responded to conduct an investigation.  SIRT Volunteers also responded to assist with traffic control.   

 

From initial information gained from witnesses and the scene, Detectives believe a second motorcycle, possibly black and red, was riding with the deceased rider at the time of the crash.  A witness stated the 2nd rider turned around, returned to the scene for a short time, and then left the area before Deputies arrived.    

 

The bikes were traveling south on S. Madison and had just passed E. Gibbs Road when one rider lost control of his motorcycle for unknown reasons and left the roadway.  Detectives continue to investigate this incident as they work to determine what led up to the fatal crash.  Speed is believed to be a factor.

 

The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Officer will release the decedent’s name along with his cause and manner of death at a later time, when appropriate.      

 

Anyone with information regarding this fatal crash is urged to call Detective Jeff Welton at 509-477-3237.  
 
 We also ask the second motorcycle rider to contact Detective Welton to provide a statement. 

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