A 19-year-old Puyallup man was killed Friday evening after he crashed into a car while riding a motorcycle down an east Pierce County road.
Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said Daniel Grace appeared to be speeding and possibly racing another motorcyclist at the time of the crash.
Grace was riding southbound on 66th Avenue East about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses reported that he was going at least two times the posted 35 mph speed limit, Troyer said.
The motorcycle’s brakes locked up in the 15600 block. The motorcycle slid into the side of a vehicle, Troyer said.
Grace was killed instantly.
The 29-year-old woman driving the car suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.
Deputies interviewed another motorcyclist who might have been racing Grace at the time of the crash, Troyer said.
Deputies will forward their investigation into the deadly crash to Pierce County prosecutors, who will decide whether the other motorcyclist will face any charges.