Cle Elum Man in Critical Condition After Weekend Motorcycle Crash

A Cle Elum man is in critical condition after a high speed crash Saturday North of Ellensburg.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to the crash site, one mile North of Highway 970 on Teanaway Road.  They found a single motorcycle off the road, and the driver, 48 year old Joe Preston, unresponsive but breathing.

A witness who was operating a second motorcycle behind the driver said Preston was driving at least 90 miles per hour at the time of the crash.  Alcohol is said to have been a factor.