45-year-old motorcyclist killed in crash on I-5 near West Seattle Bridge

(Photo: Washington State Patrol)

SEATTLE – A 45-year-old Bellevue motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 in Seattle on Monday afternoon.

Washington State Patrol trooper Rick Johnson tweeted that the accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-5 at the West Seattle Bridge.

The motorcyclist was later identified as Ryan K. Abay-Abay.

The State Patrol said the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of southbound traffic when he failed to yield to slowing traffic and struck a 2001 Toyota Sienna. The driver of the Sienna, a 47-year-old woman, was not injured.

The ramp and the right lane were closed during the initial stages of the investigation, though the ramp re-opened at 5:45 p.m.

Just before 5:30 p.m., WSDOT tweeted that the backup from the crash stretched to Highway 520.