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Burbank man injured in motorcycle crash

RICHLAND — A Burbank man was hospitalized Friday night, July 10, when he crashed his motorcycle on Interstate 82.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Tyceon R. Moncrief, 29, of Burbank, was tranported to an area medical center for treatment of his injuries.

His condition has not been released.

Moncrief was eastbound on the interstate at about 9:02 p.m. when he took Exit 58 to enter Richland, left the roadway and struck a state Department of Transportation sign, the patrol said, noting he was wearing a helmet.

The cause of the crash was speed too fast for conditions, the patrol said.

Moncrief was cited for second-degree negligent driving, no motorcycle endorsement and no insurance, the patrol said.

Neither alcohol nor drugs were factors in the crash.

In an unrelated motorcycle crash near Vantage, Russell J. Harris, 48, hometown unknown, was airlifted to a Wenatchee hospital after he struck a jersey wall Friday afternoon after crossing the Columbia Bridge on Interstate 90 in Grant County.

Harris was wearing a helmet, and neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the 2:52 p.m. crash that shut down the interstate while he was airlifted and debris cleared.

Troopers said the cause of the crash was failure to negotiate a curve; Harris was cited for wheels off roadway and no motorcycle endorsement.

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