West Richland man dies in motorcycle accident

West Richland man dies in motorcycle accident
WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- A West Richland man passed away Friday afternoon after laying his motorcycle down.

The coroner's office confirmed the victim was 61-year-old Mike Johnson. His family is out-of-state and has been notified.

The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Bombing Range Road-Keene Road roundabout.

Police say witnesses on scene reported the driver was having trouble controlling the motorcycle before the accident occurred. After the accident, bystanders stood by the injured man until paramedics arrived.

Police told KEPR the man was responsive when they arrived and talked with paramedics while en route to the hospital, but he later died while at Kadlec Medical Center. An autopsy is being performed.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.