Washington State Patrol

Olympia Motorcyclist Injured in Crash South of Napavine

By The Chronicle

An Olympia man was injured Monday after an SUV reportedly pulled out in front of him on U.S. Highway 12 south of Napavine, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers responded at 8:26 p.m. Monday to the crash at milepost 67 of U.S. Highway 12.

David Pariso, 53, of Olympia, was heading eastbound on the highway from Interstate 5 on a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle. 

A second vehicle, a 2009 GMC Acadia driven by Earl Miller, 41, of Toledo, allegedly pulled out in front of the motorcycle from a parking lot. 

Pariso attempted to avoid the SUV but the two vehicles collided, according to the State Patrol. Pariso was injured and transported to Providence Centralia Hospital. 

Both drivers were cited — Miller for failure to yield and Pariso for riding the motorcycle without a license.

The crash was caused by Miller failing to yield, according to the State Patrol. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the incident.