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Motorcyclist killed in crash near Kettle Falls

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

By Jonathan Glover and Will Campbell The Spokesman-Review

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning after colliding with a dump truck northwest of Kettle Falls.

The collision occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and state Route 20 at about 9:23 a.m.

The motorcyclist, David P. Gilbride, 69, from New Westminster, British Columbia, died in the crash, according to a Washington State Patrol news release.

Gilbride was riding his motorcycle into the when a dump truck driven by Leland J. Williams, 62, of Spokane, crossed into his lane and collided with him, the news release stated. Williams was taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center with serious injuries.

It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash, according to the news release.

The road was closed for several hours after the crash.

This story was updated to accurately state that the dump truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, striking Gilbride.

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