This mangled motorcycle was the result of a collision at the intersection of California Ave. SW and SW Oregon around 3am Friday July 26.The rider was a man in his 60's who was pronounced dead on the scene.
UPDATE: Motorcycle and jeep collision takes a life
Update for 9:50 a.m., July 26
Seattle police provided updated information on the 3 a.m. crash of July 26 that took the life of a motorcyclist in West Seattle.
According to Det. Renee Witt, "A 62-year-old motorcyclist killed this morning in West Seattle. Just shortly after 3:00 a.m.,a patrol officer was stopped facing southbound on California Av Sw at Sw Alaska St. The officer noticed a red Jeep Liberty turn left from SW Alaska onto northbound California Av Sw. Moments later, the officer heard a loud crash behind him; he made a u-turn and came upon that same Jeep Liberty involved in a collision with a motorcycle at the intersection of California Av SW and SW Oregon St. It appears the Harley Davidson motorcycle was travelling west on Sw Oregon St and was struck in the intersection by the northbound Jeep Liberty."
Witt said lifesaving efforts from the patrol officer first on scene and Seattle Fire paramedics were unsuccessful, and the crash victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A DUI expert did not find any signs of impairment with the driver of the Jeep.
It's unclear at this time if either party ran a red light, and SPD continues to investigate.
Our news partner Q13 Fox reported this morning that an accident involving a motorcycle and a jeep at the intersection of California Ave. SW and SW Oregon resulted in the death of the rider, a man in his 60s.
The man was driving his motorcycle when he entered the intersection of California Avenue SW and SW Oregon Street and collided with a red Jeep Liberty traveling northbound on California. Police said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if the driver of the Jeep was injured.
The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The intersection was closed at 5 a.m. Friday morning as police investigated the crash. The Jeep’s driver was given a field sobriety test, but it is unknown if this was part of standard procedure or because the driver exhibited signs of intoxication.
Traffic and bus routes were disrupted in the area as the Seattle Police Department conducted an investigation. Routes 50, 55 & 128 were temporarily rerouted in both directions off of California Av SW between SW Genesee St & SW Edmunds St.