Updated on: 4/3/2019
A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car at an intersection in Yakima County on Tuesday night, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. at the intersection of South 34th Avenue and Ahtanum Road, southwest of Yakima in Ahtanum.
Police say a Chevy Equinox driven by a 31-year-old Yakima man stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. As the driver pulled onto Ahtanum Road, making a left turn to head westbound, a motorcyclist struck the driver’s door of the Equinox.
The 30-year-old Zillah man riding the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing at a helmet. Both the front of the Yamaha YZRF6 motorcycle and the driver’s side of the Equinox were heavily damaged.
The driver of the Equinox was not injured, nor was his female passenger. Seat belts were being worn at the time. There is no indication that any intoxicants or impairments were involved.
The collision remains under investigation by the Yakima County Sheriff's Office Traffic Section.
Location of the Collision
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