Washington State Patrol brass are concerned about the number of deadly motorcycle collisions so far this year.
Eight fatalities have been reported less than three months into the year. Last year, there were 82, the State Patrol reported.
The most recent fatality was last weekend along Interstate 90. A motorcycle going more than 100 mph clipped the rear of an SUV and the motorcycle rider was killed instantly. Troopers report the collision was powerful enough to send the SUV into the guardrail.
As with that deadly collision, it appears that speed has largely contributed to the accidents.