GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY, WA. (THECOUNT) — Rae Lee Lounsbury, of Elma, Washington, has been identified as the victim in a Friday fatal motorcycle collision in Grays Harbor County.

Lounsbury, 27, was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash near McCleary Friday morning.


According to reports, Lounsbury was operating a Honda CBR600RR motorcycle on Route 8 near McCleary, when the bike came into contact with a guardrail, ejecting the rider.

Lounsbury was then struck by a pickup truck, operated by a 69-year-old Olympia man around 9.30 a.m. Friday.

The Olympia driver was not injured in the collision.

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Lounsbury was pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries at the scene.

Lounsbury’s final Facebook post, posted one day before the accident, spoke of her “brand new’ motorcycle:

“Brand new 2022 CBR600RR can’t wait to put it on the track now”

According to Facebook, Lounsbury served in the Army.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Grays Harbor County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2020 census, the population was 75,636. Its county seat is Montesano, and its largest city is Aberdeen. Grays Harbor County is included in the Aberdeen Micropolitan Statistical Area – Wikipedia.