Update, 8:40 a.m. Aug. 27: The King County Medical Examiner has identified the motorcyclist killed in last week's collision as 25-year-old Nicholas Pleshek of Duvall.
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Original post, Aug. 23: Police officials are responding to a fatal motorcycle collision in the 19600 block of Union Hill Road.
Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened just after 9 a.m. when a man riding a motorcycle westbound on Union Hill Road lost control, crossed the center line, and was hit by an SUV traveling in the opposite direction.
West said the driver of the SUV was not injured in the collision. Preliminary investigations indicate the motorcyclist's speed was a factor in the collision, West said, but it does not appear the SUV driver was speeding.
“It’s a very tragic accident,” she said.
West said Union Hill Road will remain closed for the next couple of hours while investigators continue to evaluate the scene. Traffic is being detoured at both the top and bottom of the hill, she said.
KOMO reported earlier that the crash had sparked a small brush fire, which has since been extinguished.
Redmond Patch will update this post when more information is available.