Quilcene man satisfactory after wreck on U.S. Highway 101

By Jeremy Schwartz
Peninsula Daily News

QUILCENE — A Quilcene motorcyclist was in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Saturday after a Friday collision with a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 101 near Quilcene.

Jeffery C. Smith, 35, was headed north on Highway 101 at about 2:30 p.m. Friday on a Honda XR250 dirt bike with Lynn M. Hilleary, 27, of Quilcene riding as a passenger when he slowed and pulled over to the side of the road about 2 miles south of Quilcene, the State Patrol said.

Marc A. Horton, 67, of Olympia was driving behind Smith in a silver 2008 Dodge Ram, the State Patrol said.

Horton was driving around Smith when Smith made a sudden left turn in front of Horton, troopers said, causing the truck to strike the motorcycle.

Smith was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center while Hilleary was transported to Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, where she was treated and discharged.

Smith was in satisfactory condition at Harborview on Saturday morning, according to the nursing supervisor.

Horton was not injured and drove the truck from the scene.

Both Smith and Hilleary were wearing motorcycle helmets.

The State Patrol said the cause of the wreck was an unsafe turn.

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Reporter Jeremy Schwartz can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5074, or at jschwartz@peninsuladailynews.com.

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