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Motorcyclist dies in east Spokane after hitting light pole at high speed

UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

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. (Courtesy of Spokane Police Department)
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. (Courtesy of Spokane Police Department)

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.

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