One killed in crash on North Cascades Highway


One person died Monday in a crash involving a motorcycle east of Diablo, on a remote stretch of the North Cascades Highway, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A motorcycle and a car collided around 12:30 p.m. on Highway 20 about 16 miles east of Diablo, near the southeast corner of Whatcom County, said Trooper Heather Axtman. Two other people suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.

State patrol had not released further details about the crash as of 7 p.m. Monday. The remoteness of the crash scene – miles east of Ross Lake, miles west of Rainy Pass – made relaying information difficult for state troopers, Axtman said. The highway was shut down in both directions until about 4 p.m.