Katheline Washburn Killed in Motorcycle Accident on SR 167 near Highway 18 in Auburn

Auburn Motorcycle Accident
Katheline Washburn Killed in Auburn Motorcycle Accident on Highway 167

Auburn, Washington (April 28, 2023) – 51-year-old Katheline Washburn was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday evening in Auburn.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened on Highway 167 near Highway 18 at around 6:11 p.m.

Washburn was riding a motorcycle on SR 167 and was slowing down for traffic when she was rear-ended by a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driven by a 39-year-old Puyallup resident.

The collision left the motorcycle under the pickup truck.

Washburn was wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pickup truck driver was unhurt.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.