Motorcyclist who died on US 101 is identified

A 44-year-old Pacific County man died Wednesday when he crashed his motorcycle on US 101, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The man was identified as Alexander A. Shine of South Bend.

Troopers say Shine was headed south at a high speed on US 101, near South Bend, about 3 p.m. when his 1992 Yamaha XJ600 left the road and hit a guardrail.

Shine died at the scene.

The road was blocked for more than three hours during the collision investigation, according to the State Patrol.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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