Motorcyclist dead in alleged DUI crash in Vancouver
Posted on Saturday, August 22nd, 2020 at 9:41 am
VANCOUVER, WA – A motorcyclist died Wednesday after colliding with an SUV in northeast Vancouver, in the Minnehaha area, according to KGW8.
The accident happened at about 5:20 p.m. near Minnehaha Street and Northeast 47th Avenue when the driver of a van made a sharp, sudden turn into the path of a motorcyclist.
The victim is Vancouver man Mark Holm. He died instantly after colliding with the SUV, which was possibly racing another vehicle, a purple Lexus.
The driver of the SUV, Carlos J. Hoyos-Gonzalez, 26, was reportedly under the influence and is facing a charge of vehicular homicide. According to police, Hoyos-Gonzalez already has two hit-and-run charges on his record.
Hoyos-Gonzalez is currently being held in the Clark County Jail.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle motorcycle accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.