Sequim motorcyclist dies after striking car

Excessive speed reported as cause of collision June 12

SEQUIM — A Sequim motorcyclist is dead after running into a car making a U-turn, according to Brian King, chief criminal deputy for the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office.

Austin Middleton, 28, died at 12:30 p.m. June 12, when his 2008 Yamaha FZ6 motorcycle traveling south on Joslin Road in Sequim struck a car conducting a U-turn in the 100 block of Joslin.

Middleton struck the driver’s side of the car, a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, and died at the scene.

King said Middleton was wearing a helmet but sustained significant traumatic injury as a result of the collision.

Inspector Josh Ley of the sheriff’s office said that excessive speed on the road with a 25 mph speed limit caused the collision.

The driver of the car was not injured. The car was damaged, Ley said.

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