GRANITE FALLS — A Granite Falls motorcyclist who died Wednesday in a crash with a dump truck has been identified.
Richard Choptij, 53, was riding his motorcycle just before noon, headed toward a roundabout at Highway 92 and Jordan Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. A dump truck in front of the motorcyclist slowed down, and Choptij crashed into it.
Choptij’s cause of death was blunt force injuries, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Thursday.
Law enforcement did not expect charges would be filed, trooper Jacob Kennett said.