Issaquah man dies in motorcycle accident on Tiger Mountain Road
March 24, 2010
By Warren Kagarise
NEW — 1:45 p.m. March 24, 2010
A motorcycle driver died Saturday after he struck a pickup just south of Issaquah.
Authorities said a Toyota Tundra was headed eastbound on a winding stretch of Tiger Mountain Road at about 1:15 p.m. Saturday. When the 18 year-old driver made a left-hand turn onto 241st Place Southeast, the motorcycle struck the truck. The driver apparently did not the see westbound motorcycle.
The motorcycle struck the right rear of the truck. The impact threw the motorcycle driver more than 50 feet.
Bellevue firefighters and the King County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, Issaquah resident Kenneth Earl Solders, 57, died at the scene. He wore a full-face helmet.
The driver of the pickup, another Issaquah resident, was not injured in the accident.
Authorities said the accident had no evidence of drugs or alcohol. The sheriff’s office said the investigation continues.
Remembrances for the accident victim may be sent to Rite Care of Washington, 3227 N.E. 125th St., Seattle WA 98125-4516. A funeral and celebration of life will be held April 3 at Maximilien Restaurant, 81 Pike St. #A, Seattle, at 4 p.m.