STEVENS PASS — A 61-year-old Surrey, B.C., man died Sunday after his motorcycle crossed the centerline on U.S. 2 near Stevens Pass and went over an embankment, according to the State Patrol.
The man was traveling eastbound at 2:50 p.m. about three miles west of the pass when his motorcycle crossed the centerline, crossed the westbound lanes and struck the concrete barrier on the westbound shoulder, State Trooper Brandon Lee said.
The man was thrown an estimated 150 feet down an embankment, Lee said. His motorcycle kept going the wrong way in the westbound lanes and struck a Volkswagen Jetta head on.
A man and woman in the Jetta suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Valley General Hospital in Monroe for treatment, Lee said.
No major traffic backups ensued, he said, but one eastbound lane was still closed a couple of hours after the crash.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident was caused by a medical condition, according to a State Patrol memo.