UPDATE: We called Sacred Heart Medical Center on Sunday to get the condition of Lacasse. The nursing supervisor told us that he is in stable condition.
UPDATE: The Washington State Patrol says the motorcyclist that crashed on Saturday has been identified as 53-year-old Lucien J. Lacasse. WSP says that Lacasse was traveling westbound on Hwy. 20 4 miles south of Ione when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
Lacasse lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle. The cause of the crash was excessive speed. Lacasse has been charged with driving too fast.
He was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center. He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.
KHQ.COM - On Saturday afternoon a motorcyclist crashed just 45 miles north of Newport in Pend Orielle County. The Washington State Patrol reports that the injuries are life threatening. At this hour the victim has not been identified. We'll post more details when we get them.