A man in his mid-30s died in east Spokane Tuesday afternoon after crashing into a light pole on a motorcycle near Playfair Commerce Park, according to Spokane police.
Speed appeared to be a factor in the single-vehicle crash reported just before 3 p.m., according to Spokane police Cpl. Teresa Fuller. The motorcycle was westbound on Ferry Avenue before it crashed near Altamont Street.
Construction workers who witnessed the crash called 911 and attempted CPR, according to police. The motorcycle also caught fire and civilians extinguished it.
Fuller said the crash damaged the light pole and left orange paint from the motorcycle in the roadway.
Ferry Avenue was closed between Altamont Street and Haven Street for several hours as investigators processed the scene.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter
Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.