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Centralia Man Dies in Motorcycle Collision on US Route 12

THURSTON COUNTY, CA (August 10, 2021) – A motorcyclist died Sunday afternoon following a motorcycle crash on US Route 12 in Thurston County.

The fatal crash happened around 5:00 p.m. July 25th, on U.S. Route 12 near Rochester.

According to the  reports, the motorcyclist was heading west on the highway when the driver of a 2008 Chevy Corvette crossed the road from Forstrom Street and struck him.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, responding paramedics later pronounced the 62-year-old motorcyclist of Centralia, dead at the scene.

Meanwhile, police said the driver, a 65-year-old Chehalis man, sustained minor injuries and is expected to fully recover.

Furthermore, officials shut down the road for about three hours for clearing and investigation.

More details will be given as soon as it becomes accessible, as authorities continue to investigate the accident.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.


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