Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
http://www.wsp.wa.gov

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: September 30, 2015
Contact: Trooper Chris Webb
Phone: (425) 766-0812
E-mail: Chris.Webb@wsp.wa.gov
Twitter: @wspd2pio


Update to Fatal Motorcycle Collision on I-5/Lakeview

King County -- Erin Nichole Narte, age 28, has been identified as the driver of the motorcycle involved in a fatal collision on September 29th on I-5/Lakeview. Narte, of Granite Falls, was traveling NB I-5 when she struck a second vehicle driven by Bryant G. Cook, age 49, of Tacoma. Cook was transported to Harborview Medical Center with minor injuries.

Motorcycle

Troopers are seeking witnesses to the collision and specifically, to a second motorcycle that may have been traveling with Narte before fleeing the scene. The second motorcycle returned to the scene of the collision before leaving again, possibly exiting I-5 shortly after the collision scene.

The collision blocked three lanes of travel for several hours as troopers investigated. Anyone with information on the collision or the possible identification of the second motorcycle is asked to call or contact Detective Vik Mauro at victoria.mauro@wsp.wa.gov or 425-401-7746.

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