Updated on: 3/19/2019
A motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a pickup truck Tuesday morning on State Route 3 in Gorst, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 6:45 a.m. about six miles southwest of Port Orchard at SR 3 and Division Avenue in Gorst.
The motorcycle rider, a 55-year-old Port Hadlock man, died at the scene due to injuries suffered in the collision. He was wearing a helmet.
A preliminary investigation by police determined that the motorcyclist was heading south on SR 3 as the pickup was heading north. The Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by a 37-year-old Belfair man, made a left-hand turn in front of the motorcycle, failing to yield the right of way. The two vehicles collided.
There was no drugs or alcohol involved according to the Washington State Patrol. The incident remains under investigation.
Location of the Collision
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