A Yelm man was killed Wednesday morning in Kitsap County when an intoxicated driver struck his motorcycle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The motorcyclist, 76-year-old Arthur Giddings, was northbound on state Route 3 at Big Valley Road Northeast just after 10 a.m. when a vehicle traveling the opposite direction crossed the center line and collided with him, a State Patrol news release said.
Giddings, a Yelm resident, was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle, a 58-year-old Silverdale man, was transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton with injuries. He was then booked into Kitsap County Jail, where charges are pending.
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The road collision site, just north of Poulsbo, was blocked for more than six hours.