A 28-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Thursday on Highway 167 in Kent after the rider ran into the back of a construction vehicle and his bike burst into flames, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson said the crash was reported north of South 212th Street shortly after midnight.
Police said Dylan A. Hague, of Kent, was traveling southbound on Highway 167 when he crashed the 2017 MV Agusta Brutale 800 he was riding into the back of a state Department of Transportation truck, parked in the far right lane with its lights on and a board directing traffic to the left, the Patrol said.
Hague’s motorcycle burst into flames upon impact, and another vehicle then hit the motorcycle. Hague was thrown into the center lane of traffic, where another car hit him, according to the Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not know what caused Hague to crash into the back of the work truck but said impairment was not suspected.
Three lanes of traffic were closed for four hours, but the road was cleared before the morning commute.
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