A 22-year-old Covington man was killed early Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail on westbound state Route 18, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol said.
The state patrol was called to the scene just before the Green River Bridge about 9:45 a.m., Trooper Nick King said.
King gave this account of the crash:
Witnesses said the motorcycle was traveling 85 to 90 mph when it left the roadway and hit the left metal guardrail. The man was ejected into the median and the motorcycle slid across both lanes of traffic to the right, coming to rest near the jersey barrier on the shoulder. The man died at the scene.
The left lane was blocked for nearly three hours while authorities investigated.