A motorcyclist was killed on George Washington Way Thursday afternoon after being struck from behind by a moving car according to the Richland PD Facebook page. The incident was triggered when the motorcyclist was stopped in traffic behind a large truck and suddenly a passenger car hit the motorcycle from behind.

Police have not released the names of either the motorcyclist or the person driving the passenger car. Police also say they think it was caused by distracted driving in reports. The accident happened sometime after 2 pm and heavily slowed traffic until just after 5 pm after the street was cleared.