ASOTIN COUNTY, WA. (THECOUNT) — Benjamin Nichols, Asotin County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner, has been identified as the victim in a Friday fatal motorcycle crash in Asotin County.

Ben Nichols, 64, was killed in a two-vehicle motorcycle crash in Clarkston on Friday.


According to reports, Nichols was operating a motorcycle on Critchfield Road and Swallows Nest Drive in Clarkston Heights-Vineland, when an SUV made a left hand turn in the path of the bike on Friday.

Nichols was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The elderly SUV driver was uninjured in the collision.

The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Asotin County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2020 census, the population was 22,285. The county seat is at Asotin, and its largest city is Clarkston. The county was created out of Garfield County in 1883 and derives its name from a Nez Perce word meaning “Eel Creek.” – Wikipedia.