May 10, 2009 in City

Girl killed in Hwy. 195 motorcycle crash

The Spokesman-Review

A 9-year-old Chewelah girl has died after the motorcycle she was riding on hit a car south of Spokane.

Nehalah May was riding on a 2003 Harley-Davidson driven by Robin Richard Scholz, 51, of Colfax. They were riding north on Highway 195 at Meadowlane Road about 1:45 p.m. today when they collided with a 1986 Oldsmobile driven by Esther Mae Westlund, 89, of Spokane, according to the Washington State Patrol.

According to police, Westlund was trying to turn onto E. Meadowlane from the southbound lane of the highway when the northbound motorcycle broadsided her.

May was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, where she died. Scholz was transported to Deaconess Medical Center, where a nursing supervisor said he was in stable condition this evening. Both were wearing helmets, police said.

Westlund was not injured. She was cited with second-degree negligent driving for failing to yield the right of way, police said.

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