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September 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Collision kills Kent motorcyclist

A 33-year-old Kent man died in a Monday night collision with a van. (Kent Police Department photo)

A 32-year-old motorcyclist from Kent is dead after a collision with a van threw him onto the street Monday night, according to the Kent Police Department. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him as Richard Eastwood.

At about 10:15  p.m. a 44-year-old man driving a van hit the motorcyclist while starting a left turn into a convenience store lot on the 8400 block of South 212 Street, according to a Kent police news release. The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, hit the van’s front bumper and was ejected before landing on the street.

Medics’ efforts to resuscitate the man on scene were unsuccessful.

Police said there were no indications of reckless driving, but they are continuing to investigate the accident.

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