A 38-year-old Moses Lake man was killed and his passenger was critically hurt in a motorcycle crash late Saturday in Grant County.
Jeffery L. Essex was driving the 2003 Suzuki GSX600 south on Pinto Ridge Road when he went off the road on a curve, Grant County sheriff's officials said.
His passenger, Kimberly Buche, 30, of Spokane, was flown to Central Washington Hospital. Her injuries were said to be severe. The wreck was at 11:58 p.m.
Deputies don't know what caused Essex to go off the road. The crash remains under investigation.