Crews with West Thurston Fire and the Washington State Patrol responded to the area of I-5 northbound near Maytown for a report of a semi vs. motorcycle collision just before 10:30 am on Friday, October 30.
Scanner traffic indicated that a motorcycle had been struck by a semi truck, and the rider was down in the road and appeared to not be moving. Fire crews arrived just minutes later and pronounced the rider deceased.
The deceased has been identified as a 29-year-old male from Olympia, according to WSP Trooper Ryan Burke. His name is currently being withheld pending the notification of a next of kin. The Thurston County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to the scene.
I-5 northbound was down to one lane of traffic at the scene as of 11:00 am, and some traffic was being detoured around the scene via Tilley Rd, according to WSDOT. The detour was expected to last into the afternoon while officials investigate and clean up the collision scene.