A Tacoma man died Friday evening as the result of a motorcycle accident in Downtown Tacoma.
The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on the State Route 705 Interchange from Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Brandon A. Butler, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the WSP, the motorcycle was traveling northbound onto the exit at a high rate of speed. While making a lane change, the driver lost control of the and struck a concrete barrier. The victim was wearing a helmet. WSP says excessive speed was the cause.
The accident blocked the off ramp for several hours and backed up traffic.