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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

21-year-old Spokane man dies in Thursday motorcycle crash north of Spokane

A 21-year-old Spokane man died Thursday when he struck a car and was thrown from his motorcycle 2 miles north of town .

Ryan Schaum was driving south on U.S. Highway 395 around 6:10 p.m. when he struck the front corner of a vehicle that was making a left turn onto Regina Road, according to a Washington State Patrol news release. Schaum, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.

The driver of the other car, 84-year-old Sophia Smithson of Spokane, was taken to MultiCare Deaconess Hospital.