Each year an average of 14 motorcycle riders crash while riding on the North Cascades Scenic Highway between Marblemount and Okanogan, resulting in five fatalities and 13 serious injuries between 2011-2015.
Some of those deaths …
Locally grown, internationally known
summer the North Cascades Scenic Highway attracts thousands of motorcycle riders who travel the route to enjoy the highway’s spectacular views, sweeping curves and tight turns.
Highway 20 is frequently called one of the “premier rides” on websites describing popular motorcycle routes in Washington state, and many riders heading east make the Methow Valley their destination.
A 51-year-old woman from Arlington was injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday (July 29) on Highway 20 about 20 miles west of Winthrop, the Washington State Patrol reported. Joyce L. Stanfill was driving the motorcycle eastbound at about 6:10 p.m. near milepost 172 when she attempted to pull off the roadway but struck loose gravel […]
A warrant has been issued in Okanogan County Superior Court for the arrest of Gloria Marie Mathyer, 51, of Twisp, who is charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and third-degree driving while license suspended or revoked, all related to a fatal accident on June 7, 2014. According to the warrant and earlier Washington State Patrols […]
A motorcyclist and his passenger, both from Oregon, were hospitalized Sunday (Aug. 17) with injuries resulting from a three-motorcycle crash on Highway 20 about four miles west of Mazama, according to the Washington State Patrol (WSP). The WSP report said that motorcycle operated by Alain P. Cote, 59, of Calgary, Alberta, another motorcycle operated by […]
A 56-year-old Arlington man was killed Saturday afternoon (June 7) when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 153 about seven miles south of Twisp, the Washington State Patrol reported. James E. Stutzman was northbound at about 5:40 p.m. when a southbound car driven by Gloria M. Mathyer, 51, of Spokane, crossed the center line, according […]
A Sedro-Woolley man was injured Tuesday morning (June 3) when his motorcycle crashed on Highway 20 about 10 miles east of Twisp, the Washington State Patrol reported. Darrell L. Katarzy, 67, was alone on his motorcycle heading eastbound at about 8:45 a.m. when the bike left the roadway as Katarzy attempted to negotiate a curve, […]