Motorcycle crash kills one, injures another, causing significant delays on I-90
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — One person died and another was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday that caused significant traffic delays on I-90 near Liberty Lake.
According to Washington State Patrol, Trevor J. Conklin, 43, along with a 13-year-old passenger, were riding a motorcycle eastbound on I-90. As a car slowed down in front of them, WSP said the motorcycle hit the car, ejecting both Conklin and the teen.
Conklin died at the scene and the teen was injured. WSP said both were wearing helmets.
The crash fully blocked traffic on eastbound I-90. Washington State Department of Transportation said it caused delays for both east and westbound I-90.
WSP said both lanes were blocked while a Lifelite medical helicopter was in the area. The teen was taken to the hospital.
WSP said there is a detour in Liberty Lake on Appleway Blvd. Also, they said eastbound traffic can get by on the right shoulder through the scene.
At one point, WSP said eastbound traffic was backed up to Sullivan Rd., while westbound traffic was backed up across the Idaho state line. All lanes of eastbound I-90 have been cleared.
WSP said emergency vehicles will be at the scene investigating a separate collision that happened during the backup. However, significant backups remain in both directions through the area.
The crash is under investigation.
This is a developing story.
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