SR 17 crash

SOAP LAKE - A bicyclist died after being struck by a motorcycle while attempting to cross state Route 17 about 11 miles north of Soap Lake.

Stanley C. Porterfield, a 75-year-old Coulee City man, was riding his bike on the southbound shoulder of SR 17 Sunday morning. He reportedly began to cross SR 17, at Moore Road, when he was struck by a southbound 2003 Honda motorcycle, ridden by 55-year-old Phoenix, Ariz. resident Andrew Reeves, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Porterfield was flown by LifeFlight to Confluence Health-Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, where he later died.

Reeves was injured and taken by ambulance to Samaritan Hospital in Moses Lake.

State troopers say inattention by Porterfield caused the wreck.

(7) comments


RIP...very sad


That's BS the motorcyclist was not cited.


That's my damn cousin... its him

Brian P.

That was my Dad, the best man I ever knew. He was just about to come see me when he died. R.I.P..Dad. I love and miss you.


Good friend, great neighbor, will be sorely missed. He road that hiway to the State Park and beyond 100 times or more. He had a attitude of not riding on holidays because of all the traffic and tourists. This time he pushed it and lost. Miss you Stan buddy never will be the SAME.


So sorry for your loss..

Brian P.

My Dad used to tell me how nice his neighbors were at Soap Lake. Thank you for your comment.

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