Tacoma motorcyclist dies after accident with suspected drunk driver

A Lakewood motorcyclist has died and an off-duty Tacoma firefighter may be charged with Vehicular Homicide after a motorvehicle accident in Tacoma on Monday night.

Mark Kaytna, age 43, was riding his motorcycle when he was hit at the intersection of North Sixth Street and Grant Avenue. Kaytna died at St. Joseph Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon reports The Tacoma News Tribune.

A off-duty Tacoma firefighter was booked into Pierce County Jail for suspicion of driving under the influence. In Washington State a blood alcohol content of 0.08% is above the legal limit.

The firefighter may charged with Vehicular Homicide. Vehicular Homicide can be charged if an accident victim dies of injuries and the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving recklessly or without regard to the safety of others.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent victims of drunk drivers and their families.

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