Motorcyclist dead and passenger critically injured after Bellevue crash

A female motorcycle passenger is battling life-threatening injuries after a single vehicle crash in Bellevue Sunday night that killed the male driver.

The Bellevue Police Department responded to a report of a crash in the 15400 block of Lake Hills Blvd. just before 8:30 p.m. The have reported that they found a 2016 Ducati motorcycle in the roadway and a deceased male. He was later determined to be the driver of the motorcycle.

The victim has been identified only as a 53-year-old Renton man. Police had not released his identity at press time.

His passenger, a 53-year-old woman, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. She is now in stable condition, according to police.

Police investigators believe the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Lake Hills Boulevard and struck a median in the roadway while attempting to pass another vehicle. They do not suspect impairment as a factor in the collision.

Lake Hills Boulevard was closed for several hours, but is now open.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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