Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal Crash on Cultus Bay Road in Island County

Fatal Motorcycle Crash File Photo

Island County, WA – The Washington State Patrol has identified the driver of a motorcycle who died in a crash on Cultus Bay Road at Deer Lake Road in Island County on July 1st, 2019.

According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, around 9:20 p.m. on July 1st , Troopers say 49-year old Brett Higgens was  traveling Northbound on Cultus Bay Road on a red and gray 2008 Buell Lightning Motorcycle, when 79-year old Undine Buhler of Langley was initiating a left turn on to Southbound Cultus Bay Road from Deer Lake Road in a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection.   Mr. Higgens died at the scene as a result of the crash.

Undine Buhler and two passengers in her vehicle were not injured. The passengers were identified as 67-year old Jack Smith of Clinton and 57-year old Nida Goulding of Makawao, Hawaii.

Both vehicles were totaled and impounded by Scotty’s Towing for safe keeping. Troopers say the cause and any possible charges are still pending further investigation.

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