Deadly motorcycle crash kills one - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Deadly motorcycle crash kills one

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A couple riding home from a South Hill bar Thursday night crashed their newly-purchased motorcycle, killing the driver and seriously injuring his female passenger.

Deputies were called to Glenrose Road at Twenty-First Avenue shortly after 9 p.m. by a witness who saw the crash.  The roadway turns into an "S-curve" at that location.

Investigation revealed that 37-year-old Christopher D. MacDonald, of Spokane, had just purchased the 2003 Honda CBR11X motorcycle July 9th.  He was headed north on Glenrose and evidence suggests he never attempted to turn the motorcycle at the curve.

Traveling at high speed, the motorcycle left straight-line skid off of the pavement.  The bike hit boulders, a sign and a fence.  It swerved off to the left with the two riders being thrown to the right.

The 32-year-old female passenger was transported by ambulance to a downtown hospital where she was listed in serious condition Friday morning. 

A sheriff's Traffic Detective said it appeared both were wearing helmets at the time of the crash, but that speed and alcohol played a role in the crash.

 

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