Mercer Island resident dies in motorcycle accident early Monday

A Mercer Island resident, driving a motorcycle on Interstate 5, died in a collision early Monday, Feb. 20.

According to Washington State Patrol reports, Timothy Wettack, a 23-year-old Mercer Island High School graduate, was driving a Honda motorcycle on I-5 southbound exiting onto Eastbound I-90 when he struck the barrier on the right side and the left side of the ramp at 3:52 a.m. Monday. He was ejected over the barrier onto the southbound I-5 shoulder.

Wettack was transferred to Harborview Medical Center where he died.

The State Patrol is investigating the accident.

A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Mercer Island High School auditorium. The community is welcome.


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