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Motorcyclist who died on I-5 in Tacoma is identified

Police investigate fatal collision after car strikes disabled motorcycle

Police are investigated a fatal collision on Southbound I-5 near Yakima Avenue.
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Police are investigated a fatal collision on Southbound I-5 near Yakima Avenue.

Caire C. Cotton, 24, of Tacoma has been identified as the motorcyclist who was struck and killed on Interstate 5 on Saturday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

About 6 p.m. Saturday, troopers say the Tacoma man was riding his motorcycle when it broke down on southbound I-5 at Yakima Avenue.

A 62-year-old Tacoma woman, suspected of driving under the influence, then crashed into the man in her minivan, according to the State Patrol. She was not injured.

After the Tacoma woman crashed into the motorcyclist, troopers say an Algona couple in their 60s crashed into the woman’s car. A 66-year-old Algona woman was hurt and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way.

The Tacoma woman faces a possible charge of vehicular homicide, according to the State Patrol.

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Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.
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