Motorcyclist killed after losing control in Roy identified

A 23-year-old motorcyclist died early Friday after losing control of his bike in Roy and hitting a guardrail, the Washington State Patrol said.

The accident happened about 12:50 a.m. in the southbound lanes of state Route 7 at the Roy Y. The road was closed for nearly four hours while investigators processed the scene.

The motorcyclist was identified as Dennis Fuentes of Tacoma.

Troopers said Fuentes was riding a 2013 Kawasaki ZX636. Speed was determined to be a factor in the crash.