Chehalis man faces possible DUI, vehicular assault charges after crashing into motorcycle on I-5 in Tumwater


A Chehalis man is facing possible DUI and vehicular assault charges after he allegedly crashed into a motorcycle, injuring the motorcyclist, on northbound Interstate 5 in Tumwater on Saturday.

Kody J. Luther, 21, was reportedly driving a white 2000 GMC Yukon northbound on I-5 approaching U.S. Highway 101 in the far right lane when he changed lanes and struck a black 2024 Harley Davidson FLHX in the far left lane.

Both vehicles came to rest blocking the ramp to state Route 101.

The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old Tacoma man, suffered a broken leg and was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital for medical treatment. Luther was uninjured.

The Washington State Patrol responded to the crash just before 7:35 p.m. on June 8, according to an incident report. The roadway was blocked for three hours and 45 minutes after the crash.

Drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, according to the state patrol. The crash is under investigation.