A 46-year-old Lakewood man died Tuesday night in a motorcycle crash in Federal Way.
Rescue workers responded about 8:20 p.m. Sept. 26 to the scene in the 36900 block of Pacific Highway South, located in the southern part of the city near the Pierce County line.
Witnesses reported seeing two motorcycles traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and possibly racing, according to Federal Way police spokesperson Cathy Schrock.
One motorcycle passed a flatbed truck, but the second motorcycle hit the truck, causing that driver to be ejected from his motorcycle. South King Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Ryan Herrera said the victim was found by firefighters in some brush on the side of the road and was pronounced dead at the scene. All lanes of Pacific Highway were temporarily closed.
The identity of the victim, a 46-year-old Lakewood resident, is expected to be released later today by the King County Medical Examiner.
The truck’s driver was not injured and the other motorcyclist did not stop at the scene, according to police. The FWPD Major Accident Investigation Team is working on the case.