Motorcyclist in funeral procession crashes, dies


NEAR EVERETT, Wash. - A motorcyclist riding in a funeral procession Saturday is dead after his brakes locked up and caused him to crash, Washington State Patrol said.

The 69-year-old was riding a black 2000 Yamaha XVS1100. No other vehicles were involved.

The procession was headed east on state Route 2 near Bickford Avenue in Snohomish County.

Officials attempted to perform life-saving measures on the motorcyclist but failed, Trooper Axtman with WSP said.

All eastbound lanes on SR 2 were closed for a number of hours.

No other details were immediately available.

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