ARLINGTON — A motorcyclist died Friday night when he rode a 1999 Harley-Davidson off the road and into a guardrail, the Washington State Patrol reported. He was wearing a helmet.
The motorcycle was totaled. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the rider as Dale D. Whitehall, 44, of Snohomish.
The accident occurred about 10:30 p.m. as Whitehall rode south in the 19700 block of Smokey Point Boulevard west of Arlington.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The victims were a young couple living at an apartment in the 7100 block of 47th Avenue SE, said officer Michael Ingram. The victims answered a knock at their door and let in two men and a woman. One of the visitors was known to the victims, Ingram said.
Once in the apartment, one of the visitors revealed a shotgun and pointed it at the male resident. The suspects were interrupted by the victims’ relatives, who arrived unexpectedly. They left the apartment and fled in a vehicle, Ingram said.
Police believe it was an attempted robbery and are looking for the three suspects, Ingram said. No one was hurt.
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