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Man on motorcycle killed after crash near Kettle Falls

Oct. 17, 2022 Updated Thu., Oct. 20, 2022 at 2:54 p.m.

A man was killed in a vehicle collision while riding his motorcycle on Sunday afternoon in Stevens County, according to a release from Washington State Patrol.

John A. Wilson, 59, of Colville, was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle southbound on Highway 395 about 2 miles west of Kettle Falls when his motorcycle collided with a Subaru Outback that merged into the lane he was riding in at about 2 p.m.

The Subaru was driven by a woman with two children passengers, the Washington State Patrol said. The vehicle pulled onto the highway from a driveway on the west side of the road. The driver of the Subaru then quickly switched lanes. Wilson’s motorcycle then collided with the rear of the Subaru, causing him to crash, troopers said.

Wilson was transported Sunday to Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be involved. Wilson was wearing a helmet.

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