More News

View the November 2014 Splash

Cover Story: 'Playfield for the community'
Pavillion Park highlights rich historical background

A Cup of Joe: Awareness patrol
LLPD's Thomas on front lines in battle against drugs, alcohol

LL set for tidy transition in waste services

Lake gets new water filters
Water district, county work to keep Liberty Lake clean

Mayor introduces 2015 budget

Police Report

Mayor introduces 2015 budget, council hears parks survey results

Council hears overview of utility tax, property tax impacts

Olander steps down, Council prepares to explore sign code

Search the News Archive Search the News Archive

Man dies in motorcycle accident
7/10/2013 2:18:15 PM

From staff reports

A motorcycle accident on the streets of Liberty Lake claimed the life of a Rathdrum man during the early morning hours of July 4.

Matthew L. Jones, 45, died from blunt trauma to the head, according to a report from the Spokane County Medical Examiner's office.

The Liberty Lake Police Department was dispatched to the corner of East Mission and North Signal roads at 1:27 a.m., police reports stated. Jones "suffered major head trauma and showed no signs of life," the LLPD report said.

The scene was turned over to traffic technicians from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office. As of July 9, law enforcement was awaiting further reports to help determine the cause of the accident, Spokane County Sheriff's Detective Jack Rosenthal said.
 
According to his obituary prepared by English Funeral Chapel of Post Falls, Jones was a longtime Rathdrum resident who was born in Spokane, graduated from Rogers High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany and Desert Storm. He was awarded two bronze stars. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie, and a son and daughter, all of Rathdrum.

Advertisement