Motorcyclist dies in crash near Newcastle golf course
August 10, 2012
By Christina Corrales-Toy
NEW — 2:27 p.m. Aug. 10, 2012
A motorcyclist died after colliding with a guardrail on Newcastle Golf Club Road on Friday morning, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.
The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Newcastle Golf Club Road when the driver came upon a left-hand curve in the road, failed to navigate it and struck the guardrail, West said.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center, according to West.
West said there were no witnesses and no identification on the motorcyclist. Alcohol does not appear to be involved in the accident, but West said the incident is still under investigation.
The identity of the victim was not available, pending notification of next of kin.
The incident occurred near the Red Town Trailhead of Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.
Police closed Newcastle Golf Club Road just east of the 155th Avenue intersection for nearly four hours while investigators processed the scene.