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Canadian Motorcyclist Killed After Driving Underneath Truck

A 52-year-old motorcyclist was killed Friday in Ferry County after he crossed into the wrong lane and drove underneath an oncoming semi-truck.

Julian M. Waldman, Courtenay, British Columbia, died at the scene of the accident about 11:20 a.m., the Washington State Patrol said.

He was driving a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. Waldman wasn’t wearing a helmet, the state patrol said.

He was heading west on state Highway 20 about 17 miles east of Republic when he crossed a center line and drove underneath a semi-truck.

Waldman died of massive head and internal injuries, the state patrol said.

The driver of the semi-truck, Michael G. Swan, 59, Colville, wasn’t injured. Swan was wearing a seat belt, the state patrol said.

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