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Motorcycle rider killed in crash just north of Snohomish

A 64-year-old man died in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on S. Machias Road just north of Snohomish on Sunday afternoon, July 25, 2021. At this time there are no indications of speed, drugs, or alcohol being contributing factors to incident.

By Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, July 26, 2021.

The Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash near the 6800 block of Machias Road just north of Snohomish at around 2:20 pm Sunday afternoon, July 25th.

A motorcycle was traveling on S. Machias Road when it missed a curve, continued straight and crashed a short distance off the roadway.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 64-year-old Mountlake Terrace man, died at the scene.

The road was closed for several hours Sunday afternoon while detectives investigated the crash.

CIU detectives are still working to determine the cause of the crash, but at this time there are no indications of speed, drugs, or alcohol being contributing factors.

Identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner, are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

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