Driver in Saturday motorcycle accident identified
Originally published September 3, 2012 at 12:55 p.m., updated September 3, 2012 at 10:08 p.m.
A 24-year-old man killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday has been identified as Charles J. Rogers III of Vancouver.
Rogers was killed after he lost control of a 2009 Yamaha R600 at about 2:50 a.m. while changing lanes on eastbound state Highway 14 near Evergreen Boulevard. The motorcycle struck a guardrail and ejected Rogers 800 feet east. The accident blocked both lanes of travel for about three hours.
Rogers was wearing a helmet at the time but was not endorsed to drive a motorcycle.
Washington State Patrol has found that speed was a factor in the accident but had not concluded its investigation as of Monday.