In the crash Jared C. Hartmann, 30, of East Wenatchee, was driving a 2006 Kawasaki ZX636 east on I-90, about eight miles west of Ritzville, at a high rate of speed when he reportedly attempted to make a lane change over a curb in a construction zone. The Washington State Patrol reports Hartmann lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a median.
Hartmann was injured in the crash and transported East Adams Rural Hospital in Ritzville for treatment. The patrol lists the cause of the accident as Hartmann driving too fast for conditions. He was cited by the patrol for second-degree negligent driving.
— Staff report