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September 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

UPDATE: 52-year-old killed in motor scooter crash on Alaskan Way Viaduct

UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. | Seattle police say the man killed in today’s crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct was driving a motor scooter, not a motorcycle, as previously reported, when he hit the guard rail around 3 p.m. The man, who died at the scene, was 52 years old, the updated police report said.

UPDATE: 7:28 p.m. | Seattle police investigators are cleaning up the scene of this afternoon’s fatal motorcycle crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and northbound lanes have reopened again for traffic, the department tweeted.

ORIGINAL POST | A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon after crashing into a guardrail on the Alaskan Way Viaduct at South Jackson Street, Seattle police report.

Northbound Highway 99 from the West Seattle Bridge is shut down while Seattle police investigate.

Expect traffic to be delayed  for about two hours, a tweet from the department said.

This is the second fatal motorcycle accident on the viaduct in two days. On Wednesday night, another motorcyclist was killed after driving off the viaduct over Railroad Way South and First Avenue South.

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