UPDATE: Teen dies after collision with pickup in Kennewick

June 14, 2012 

— A teenage motorcyclist who reportedly missed a stop sign has died after slamming into a pickup truck about 4:15 p.m. today at the intersection of 45th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick.

Witnesses reported the motorcyclist was heading west on 45th and doing wheelies, according to Kennewick police Sgt. Mike Genack.

The 17-year-old Kennewick boy drove around another car stopped at the stop sign at 45th and then into a late-model Ford pickup truck driving north on Olympia, Genack said.

Witnesses performed CPR until Kennewick paramedics arrived. The teen died at Kennewick General Hospital.

The driver of the pickup lives near the intersection and was on his way home after day of fishing. He was towing a drift boat.

The intersection is still closed for the investigation. The names of the drivers have not been released.


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