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Mead man dies in motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Stevens County this morning left a Mead man dead.

Motorcyclist Shawn S. Towry, 24, was riding a Triumph Bonneville westbound on Highway 292 about three miles west of Loon Lake when the crash occurred, according to the Washington State Patrol.

He rear-ended Corrie A. Sams, 25, of Valley, who was slowing and signaling for a left-hand turn.

Towry died at the scene. Sams, who was driving a Ford Focus, was uninjured.

The crash occurred about 11:04 a.m.

Authorities do not believe alcohol was a factor and say inattention caused the crash.

This item has been edited to correct an error. The driver of the Ford Focus was misidentified because of incorrect information supplied to The Spokesman-Review.