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Motorcyclist killed in crash on Geiger

Mon., April 12, 2010

A 35-year-old Spokane man is dead after crashing his motorcycle in the area of Geiger Boulevard and Electric Avenue, but the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is unsure when the crash occurred.

The victim’s identity is being withheld until an autopsy is completed, said Sgt. Dave Reagan.

A man walked into an all-night truck stop just after 3 a.m. Sunday and asked an employee to call police to report that he had seen a man and a motorcycle in the ditch nearby, Reagan said.

Deputies arrived to find a 1983 Yamaha with a man lying about 15 feet away, Reagan said. The crash had likely occurred some time earlier because the motorcycle’s engine was cold, but the motorcycle had been seen by witnesses at a tavern on Highway 2 Saturday night.

It appears that the motorcyclist failed to make a curve on Geiger and hit a metal post and speed sign before sliding and tumbling more than 100 feet, Reagan said. The rider was wearing a helmet.

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