Update at 6:42 p.m.: The motorcyclist who died after rear-ending a car on Interstate 5 near Lynnwood has been identified as a 65-year-old Kirkland man, the Washington State Patrol said on Thursday afternoon.
William R. Milne was riding northbound on I-5 when he struck a Toyota Corolla driven by a 32-year-old Edmonds man. Traffic had been slowing down in the area when the crash ocurred, the State Patrl said. Milne was wearing a helmet.
The State Patrol had previously said that the motorcyclist was 55.
Update at 11:14 a.m.: All lanes of northbound I-5 near Lynnwood are now open, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Update at 10:47 a.m.: The dead motorcyclist was a 55-year-old man from Kirkland, according to the Washington State Patrol.
I-5 northbound should be open in 10 to 15 minutes.
Original post: A motorcyclist man has died after rear-ending a car on Interstate 5 near Lynnwood Thursday morning.
The man was riding a Suzuki motorcycle in the northbound lanes near 164th Street Southwest when he struck a Toyota Corolla, according to the Washington State Patrol. The man died after reaching the hospital, the State Patrol said.
KOMO-TV reported that the crash occurred around 8:15 a.m.
The accident and emergency response resulted in extensive backups on northbound I-5. The State Patrol doesn’t expect to open all lanes until about 11 a.m.