Driver in Custody After Striking and Killing Motorcyclist in Renton

Driver of a vehicle was taken into custody after rear ending a motorcyclist in Renton killing the rider.

Renton, WA: Just before 12:30 a.m., crews with Renton Regional Fire Authority and Renton Police received calls of a serious vehicle vs motorcycle collision in the 2400 block of Maple Valley Highway.

When crews arrived, they found the motorcyclist suffering from critical injuries. Life saving efforts were performed immediately but sadly the rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Renton Police state the rider of the motorcycle was about to make a right turn into the Classics Sports Bar parking lot when a silver Hyundai Sedan struck them from behind.

Renton Police also tell us the driver of the vehicle involved was taken into custody. At this time they are looking into possible alcohol or drug related impairment. There was a female passenger in the vehicle at the time that was not injured in the collision.

Investigation is ongoing by the Renton Police Department Traffic Unit.