A 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Kent this morning after being struck by a car.
The accident occurred about 6:45 a.m. in the 12200 block of SE 223rd Drive in the Panther Lake neighborhood.
Police said the motorcyclist, who died shortly after the crash, and the driver, an 18-year-old man, both lived within a few blocks of where the collision took place.
The driver of a 1986 Nissan sports car crossed the center lane as he came around a curve on SE223rd Drive and hit the man on a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle, who was rounding the curve in the opposite direction.
The motorcyclist was thrown backward from his bike, which landed in the front yard of a nearby house.
The man driving the sports car is believed to have been driving “well in excess of the posted 25 mile per hour speed limit,” Assistant Chief Pat Lowery said.