Newcastle man dies in motorcycle accident

September 6, 2012

By Christina Corrales-Toy

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A motorcyclist who died after colliding with a guardrail on Newcastle Golf Club Road on Aug. 10 was identified as Adam Taylor Romero, according to officials from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office

Romero was traveling eastbound on Newcastle Golf Club Road when he came upon a left-hand curve in the road, failed to navigate it and struck the guardrail, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Cindi West.

West said Romero was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center.

Adam Taylor Romero, 22, died on Aug. 10 in a motorcycle accident on Newcastle Golf Club Road. Romero is pictured here in an undated photo contributed by his girlfriend, Nicole Lynch.

Romero, originally from Taylorsville, Utah, had recently moved to the Newcastle area after getting work in construction, according to his girlfriend Nicole Lynch.

“He moved up to Seattle with nothing but a job, and quickly established a life here,” Lynch said.

In June, Lynch and Romero moved into a Newcastle apartment.

Lynch described the 22-year-old Romero as honest, loyal and trustworthy.

“He was a very hard worker and would do anything for anyone,” she said. “He was a go-to person for anything. He touched people’s lives that he knew even for a short time and literally got along with anyone and everyone.”

Romero enjoyed living life to the fullest, Lynch said.

“He loved doing anything that was fearful to anyone else, and more than anything loved riding his motorcycle,” she said. “He was a type of person that is hard to find these days, just an all around great person.”

Lynch added that Romero was the perfect companion.

“He was the absolute perfect boyfriend any girl could ask for,” she said. “He would do anything for me. He always knew how to make any situation fun. He was such a positive person and no matter what, he could make me smile and laugh and that’s what I loved most about him.”

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.

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