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Mill Creek man killed in high-speed motorcycle crash

A 27-year-old Mill Creek man was killed in a high-speed motorcycle accident in the 2300 block of 132nd Street SE on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm.
Speed was the most likely cause of Monday's motorcycle accident. Photo credit: News of Mill Creek.

June 5, 2013 update

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased as 27 year old James V. Beaudry from Mill Creek.

Original June 4, 2013 article

A 27-year-old Mill Creek man was killed in a high-speed motorcycle accident in the 2300 block of 132nd Street SE on Monday evening, June 3rd.

Mill Creek Police Information Officer Ian Durkee reported, “Mill Creek Police officers responded to a collision involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a four door Volkswagen sedan in the 2300 block of 132nd St SE.”

“When officers and fire personnel arrived, the motorcyclist, a male in his twenties from Mill Creek, was found deceased in the brush on the north side of 132nd Street SE in the 2300 block. The two occupants of the Volkswagen were uninjured.”

“Witnesses at the scene described seeing the motorcyclist traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the collision. Witnesses also described seeing the motorcycle losing control just before the collision.”

“The preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on 132nd St SE, crossed over the centerline into the westbound lanes of 132nd Street SE, and struck the Volkswagen traveling westbound on 132nd Street SE.”

“The Volkswagen sustained damaged to the front passenger side. The investigation also indicates that the motorcycle was traveling in excess of eighty miles per hour prior to the collision.”

“After the impact with the Volkswagen, the motorcyclist traveled approximately five hundred feet before landing in the bushes where he was found. Speeding is believed to be the causing factor of the collision and an examination of the motorcycle does not indicate any mechanical issues.”

“132nd Street SE was closed for over five hours in both directions between 21st Avenue SE and 25th Avenue SE during the investigation.”

“Road closure assistance was provided by Washington State Patrol and Washington Department of Transportation.”

“The collision is being investigated the Mill Creek Police Department and the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office Collision Investigation Unit.”

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