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Yakima motorcyclist dies after crash

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YAKIMA, WA - A motorcyclist has died from his injuries after getting into a crash with two other cars. 

On Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:00 p.m., Yakima Police responded to an injury collision at the intersection of 58th Ave and Tieton Dr in the City of Yakima. The collision involved two vehicles and a motorcycle.

A 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by 40-year-old Brent Townley of Yakima, was traveling eastbound on Tieton Dr. A 2015 Subaru Crosstrek, driven by 19-year-old Katelyn Piguet of Selah, was westbound when it attempted a left turn onto 58th Ave in front of Townley’s motorcycle. The motorcycle struck the passenger side of the Subaru. The Subaru was then spun into a 1992 Nissan Skyline driven by 24-year-old Eric Angeles of Yakima.

Investigators believe speed was a causing factor in the collision, as several witnesses reported seeing Townley’s motorcycle speeding excessively just prior to the crash. Intoxicants are not suspected in either Piguet or Angeles. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor with Townley.

Townley was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital in Yakima where he later died as a result of his injuries. Piguet suffered minor injuries in the collision. Angeles was not injured.

Both the Subaru and the Harley Davidson were a total loss. The Nissan was driven from the scene.

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