Elma Motorcyclist Killed After Crashing, Getting Hit by Truck


A 27-year-old woman died Friday morning after she crashed her motorcycle on state Route 8 in Grays Harbor County, according to Washington State Patrol.

State Patrol released her name after her family was notified. She was identified as Rae L. Lounsbury of Elma.

About 9:30 a.m. Friday, Lounsbury was headed west on state Route 8 near McCleary. A 69-year-old Olympia man was driving a pick-up truck in the same direction.

Troopers say the woman was ejected from her bike after hitting a guardrail, then was hit by the truck. The woman died at the scene. The Olympia man was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to State Patrol.

The road was fully blocked for four hours. A trooper said via social media on Friday that traffic was diverted to McKnight Road.