July 2, 2001
Cycle accident claims life
A 35-year-old Mercer Island off-duty police officer died last Thursday in a motorcycle accident in the 22600 block of Northeast Old Woodinville-Duvall Road. The man was driving a 1994 Honda FT 1100 motorcycle. He and a friend on another cycle were traveling westbound when the victim, unable to negotiate a sharp left-hand turn, left the roadway onto the north shoulder, went down an embankment into a wooded area and struck a tree. The man, not identified at the time this paper went to press, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and died at 9 p.m. that evening. Police are investigating the accident.