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RAWLINS (WNE) — A midday vehicle accident resulted in a motorcyclist’s death Thursday.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Division H Supervision Lt. Tyler Chapman said law enforcement was notified of an accident at the intersection of Spruce and 3rd streets about 11:40 a.m. He added that a Chevy Suburban was traveling east on Spruce Street and was planning to turn north on Third Street while the Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling west on Spruce Street.

“They met in the intersection,” Chapman said. “The Suburban hit the motorcycle and carried it north a short distance.”

Chapman said the motorcyclist was pronounced dead on arrival, while the driver of the Suburban received minor injures. The driver was not taken to the hospital.

Chapman was unable to give the name of the driver of the Suburban or the motorcyclist; however, Rawlins resident Monique Martinez confirmed on Rawlins News and Chatter about 1:30 p.m. that the motorcyclist was her uncle Leo Montoya.


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