*UPDATE* Statement from Kent Police:
The Kent Police Department is investigating a motorcycle fatality collision that occurred in the 26300 block of Pacific Hwy S.
At 10:47 pm last night, Kent officers were dispatched to a traffic collision at the 26300 block of Pacific Hwy S. Officers arrived on scene to find a downed motorcyclist. Lifesaving efforts were immediately started by the responding officers, until Puget Sound RFA arrived to take over efforts. The 46 year old male rider from Tacoma succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Preliminary information by witnesses indicate that the lone motorcycle rider was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Pacific Hwy S when he swerved, struck the curb, and was thrown from the motorcycle.
Kent Police traffic investigators are currently investigating the circumstances that contributed to the collision.
Kent, WA: Just before 11 p.m. emergency crews responded to the 26300 block of Pacific Highway South in Kent for a reported motorcycle crash.
Emergency personnel from King County Medic One, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, and South King Fire and Rescue arrived and attempted live saving measures on the rider.
Sadly the rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Kent Police had the northbound lanes of Pacific Highway South closed from South 272nd to South 260th for the investigation.
At this time, it is unknown what caused the motorcycle rider to crash.