Motorcyclist killed near Yale identified

Cowlitz County Coroner Dana Tucker has released the identity of the motorcyclist killed Sunday following a single-vehicle crash on Lewis River Road west of Yale.

The motorcyclist was Robert L. Jones, 54, of Vancouver.

Jones was killed in the crash in which he lost control of his bicycle, crossed into the southbound lane of Lewis River Road and collided with the guardrail around 3 p.m., according to a news release. The collision threw him off an embankment on the south side of the road and he died of blunt force traumatic injuries.

Matt Esnayra is a news reporter for The Daily News covering public safety in Cowlitz County.