Motorcyclist killed in Orchards collision

Deceased identified as 23-year-old Kevin Taylor of Woodland

A 23-year-old Woodland motorcyclist died late Friday night in a collision in the Orchards area. The victim was identified as Kevin Taylor, whose listed address was in Woodland.

Just before midnight Friday (June 12), Clark County Sheriff’s deputies and EMS personnel were dispatched to a collision involving a motorcycle at the intersection of NE 99th Street and NE 137th Avenue.  The 9-1-1 caller reported that a single occupant was unresponsive.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the downed motorcycle and its rider were on fire. Taylor was removed from the flames, which were extinguished.  Despite efforts by first responders, Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Witness information and scene evidence indicated that Taylor was traveling north on NE 137th Avenue at significant speed prior to proceeding into and through the intersection.  Northeast 137th Avenue physically ends at NE 99th Street.  The motorcycle continued off the paved roadway and collided with a large piece of concrete.

Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.