Fatal motorcycle crash on US-6 at MM 298
DPS Incident Notification 7082 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 05-17-2019 02:55)
Section: 9 // District: A
Mile Post: 298
Travel Direction: South/East
Inv. Agency: UHP
Inv. Officer: Boe Minchey
On Thursday night (16 May 2019), at approximately 2245 hours, an eastbound motorcycle with a lone rider crossed the centerline on US6 near milepost 298. There was a westbound Tractor Trailer near the same location. The motorcycle crossed center and impacted in a head-on style with the semi. The rider of the motorcycle died on the scene from injuries sustained in the crash. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and windy weather are all possible factors in the crash. The collision and a subsequent fire (destroying the semi and its cargo) caused a complete closure of travel on US-6 (both eastbound and westbound directions) for approximately four hours.