YAKIMA, Wash .– Police are looking for witnesses who were present for a fatal pedestrian-motorcycle collision that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man on Saturday night.
According to a press release issued by the Yakima Police Department, officers responded to the 500 block of Fair Ave around 7:55 p.m. on October 2 to reports of a motorcycle collision. Upon arrival, the police found the pedestrian unconscious on the roadway.
YPD officers called an ambulance to transport the victim to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries. Local authorities have since identified the man as Timothy Dewitt from Yakima.
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Meanwhile, other officers spoke to the biker, a 27-year-old man from Toppenish. He told YPD officers he was heading south on Fair Ave in Maple St and was passing two cars that were in the left turn storage lane when he collided with the victim .
“We are asking for help from the community as we investigate this collision,” Yakima Police Captain Jay Seely said. âThe motorcyclist passed a white fifteen-passenger van just before the collision. We need the occupants of this van or anyone who witnessed the collision to contact Yakima Police Officer Jim Yates at 575-6246. “
Local police added that the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries and that an autopsy of the victim had not yet been scheduled.
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