Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down Vancouver streets

Fatal motorcycle crash shuts down Vancouver streets
Photo courtesy of the Vancouver Fire Department.

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A male motorcyclist died Tuesday morning after a crash in Vancouver.

Police said that at 10:35 a.m., a 2005 Aprilia motorcycle and a 2000 Ford van collided at the intersection of Northeast 63rd Street and Northeast 58th Street in Vancouver. Police confirmed the motorcyclist had died, but have not identified him yet. The driver of the van -- 87-year-old Louise Krovas of Sammamish, Wash. -- remained on the scene and cooperated with crash investigators from the Clark County Sheriff's Office. She was transported to Peace Health SW Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the motorcycle was driving west on NE 63rd Street when he collided with the van, which was making a left turn to go east on 63rd Street from south-bound 56th Ave. The motorcycle collided with the van at a "high rate" of speed, police said. The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both streets were shut down to traffic in the vicinity of the intersection.

The name of the driver of the motorcycle has not been released by police.