The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a motorcycle driver was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on southbound I-5 near S. 272nd Street near Kent (map below) on Sunday night, Mar. 6, 2022.
Troopers say that the motorcyclist was traveling southbound on I-5 passing S. 272nd, driving at a high rate of speed on the right shoulder when it struck another disabled vehicle in the right shoulder.
The motorcyclist was apparently evading the State Patrol at the time.
The driver was ejected from their motorcycle before being struck by other vehicles.
Vehicle three struck vehicle one and the the rider of vehicle one in lane one.
Vehicle four struck vehicle one in lane four.
The rider of vehicle one came to rest in lane four.
Sadly, the rider of vehicle one was pronounced deceased on the scene.
The roadway was blocked for 5 hours and 30 minutes.
The victim’s identity was released as Joel S. Raynor, 34, of Silverdale, WA.
Drivers can take I-5 SB to S 272nd Street westbound to SR 99 southbound to S 320th Street eastbound and return to I-5 SB. The backup from this remains significant so if you can delay traveling through this area, please consider doing so. https://t.co/0ZJPSuBRzZ pic.twitter.com/cSXlkZ0nHc
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) March 7, 2022
#TafficAlert. SB I-5 near 288th is completely blocked due to a motorcycle collision. More info to come. This is a fatality.
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) March 7, 2022
#HappeningNow – @Southkingfire, @PugetSoundFire, @wspd2pio on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision involving a motorcyclist on SB I-5 near S. 288th. One fatality reported. Expect major delays. #TrafficAlert #SlowDownMoveOver pic.twitter.com/OR7xZKXr8M
— South Sound News (@southsoundnews) March 7, 2022