WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. -- A Mount Vernon man died when his motorcycle left the roadway on Highway 20 in eastern Whatcom County yesterday.
The State Patrol reports 35-year-old sky Allen Suiter was riding eastbound on the North Cascades Highway near Ross Lake just before noon when he failed to negotiate a curve and his bike ran off the road to the right.
He was deceased at the scene.
Investigators say Suiter was riding too fast for conditions.
He was wearing a helmet.
The crash and investigation backed up traffic on the heavily traveled highway for a couple of hours.