At approximately 2 a.m. this morning, a motorcyclist traveling south on SR-3 at Kitsap Mall in Silverdale lost control of his Harley Davidson XL883N and fell onto the roadway. A driver in a Ford Explorer traveling in the southbound lane then fatally struck the fallen motorcyclist.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 26-year-old male from Bremerton, was wearing a helmet. His identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The 34-year-old male driving the Ford Explorer also was a Bremerton resident. He was uninjured, and his vehicle was undamaged.
Trooper A. Vanderwielen was the responding officer at the scene. It is currently unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
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