Motorcyclist Killed In SODO Crash

Detectives are investigating after a motorcyclist died following a crash in SODO Wednesday afternoon.

Officers were called to 4 Ave. S. and Edgar Martinez Dr. S. at 2:50 PM Wednesday when witnesses saw a motorcyclist get thrown from his bike and strike a pole.  Officers arrived with the Seattle Fire Department who declared the man dead at the scene.

Traffic collision detectives spoke to witnesses who said the 29-year-old rider went onto the sidewalk before being ejected from the motorcycle. Witnesses said that speed may have been a factor in the crash.