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June 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Motorcyclist dies after racing in West Seattle

Photo by Courtney Blethen Riffkin / The Seattle Times

The driver of a motorcycle died instantly on Sunday while racing a car in West Seattle.

At about 2 p.m. witnesses say the motorcycle and a car were racing northbound on West Marginal Way Southwest, according to Seattle police. It was unclear whether the motorcycle lost control on a curve or was forced off the road by the car, but the motorcyclist died instantly after hitting a light pole at the intersection of Highland Park Way Southwest. The car quickly left the scene, and is being sought by Seattle police as part of anĀ investigation.

The vehicle is described as a black import car with tinted windows, two hood scoops and a rear spoiler, according to Seattle police.

 

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