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Motorcyclist Killed in DUI Crash

One man died in a motorcycle accident near Lacey on Wednesday evening in a drunken driving incident, according to news reports.

The accident occurred Wednesday night when a 55-year-old Shelton man was riding his motorcycle. A 39-year-old man from Lacey who had been drinking, crashed into the motorcyclist.

The motorcyclist died at the scene. It is unclear if the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. It is also unclear what his blood alcohol levels were.

The drunken driver was booked into the Thurston County Jail for investigations of vehicular homicide, according to news reports.  It is unclear whether the driver sustained any injuries as a result of the collision.

As an Olympia personal injury lawyer, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal motorcycle accident.  My condolences are with the man’s family and friends as they deal with this difficult time. I hope this unfortunate car accident reminds people to never drink and drive. The accident not only affects those who are injured, but also those close to the victims who will now have to pay for making the mistake of drinking and driving.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunken driving car accident or motorcycle incident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Olympia.