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An Okanogan man died from injuries sustained during a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on Robinson Canyon Road about a mile north of Omak.
Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said his deputies were called to the scene about 2:30 pm. He said when they arrived they found 57-year-old Steven K. Carlton, who apparently had hit the guard rail on the west side of the roadway and was ejected from the motorcycle down the embankment. Rogers said State Trooper Maurice Goodall, who was off duty at the time was one of the first persons at the scene and went to give aid to Carlton.
The Sheriff said it appeared that Carlton was heading up the hill when the accident happened. After Carlton was ejected the motorcycle continued up the hill on its own for approximately 200 yards and then stopped. There were no other vehicles involved and the investigation found no skid marks at the scene, but could see where Carlton had stuck the guardrail before he was ejected. Carlton was riding a 1984 Honda CB700
Carlton was transported to Mid-Valley Hospital and because of his injuries was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Rogers said, “At around 8:30 PM last night we were notified that Carlton had died from his injuries.”
Carlton was the owner of Valley Transmission in Okanogan.
The Sheriff said, “On a personal note Steve did a lot of work for us and me personally. He was good man and I am going to miss him.” He said, “Our sympathies go out to all of his family.”