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Motorcycle club member crashes and dies near Capitol Forest

A man died Sunday after he crashed his motorcycle while riding with a motorcycle club near Capitol Forest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.
A man died Sunday after he crashed his motorcycle while riding with a motorcycle club near Capitol Forest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

A man died Sunday when he crashed his motorcycle while riding with a motorcycle club near Capitol Forest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was identified Monday as Robert Mott, 82, of Gig Harbor, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.

About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, the club was eastbound on Waddell Creek Road Southwest when the man lost control and struck the ground in the 9000 block. Club members, then medical personnel, attempted to revive him but he died at the scene.

Mott may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash, according to the sheriff’s office. Coroner Gary Warnock said the man’s autopsy is set for Wednesday.

It was the second motorcycle fatality in Thurston County over the weekend.

On Saturday, a 63-year-old motorcyclist died and his female passenger was seriously injured in a crash with a car in Rochester, The Olympian reported Sunday.

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