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Pickup driver killed in collision with logging truck west of Olympia


MCCLEARY, Washington — Washington State Patrol officials say a 34-year-old Lacey man has died in a collision involving his pickup truck and a logging truck about 20 miles west of Olympia.

KOMO-TV News reports ( ) state troopers were called to the scene about a mile east of McCleary on Highway 108 just before 9 a.m. Friday.

The pickup truck driver, Ernest Eichhorn Jr., was reportedly driving east when he crossed the center line and hit a logging truck driven by 52-year-old Randall R. Russell of Rochester.

Officials found Eichhorn dead at the scene. Russell was not injured.

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash.

Information from: KOMO-TV,

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