Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Gypsy Joker MC Member dies

Gypsy Joker MC Member dies in motorcycle crash in Spokane

SPOKANE, WA (August 29, 2016) – A member of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club identified as William C. Casteel, 47, was involved in a wreck pronounced dead at the scene.  

A post on a Facebook page associated with the Jokers identified Casteel as the Spokane chapter president. A source familiar with the club also said he was the president.

FBI Special Agent Christian Parker said he couldn’t confirm or deny that. No one could be reached for comment at the Jokers’ east Spokane clubhouse Monday afternoon.

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The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Casteel as the crash victim on Monday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, he was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle east on Broadway Avenue when a truck turned in front of him near Havana Street.

Casteel is believed to have been speeding; he laid his bike down and slid a long distance before striking the truck, Deputy Mark Gregory said. The driver of the truck has not been cited, although the crash is still under investigation, Gregory said.