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Motorcyclist Killed In Head-On Collision

Yellowstone National Park

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A head-on collision late last Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a motorcyclist from northeast Wyoming.  The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. between Madison Junction and the Gibbon Falls overlook. The 52-year-old motorcyclist was declared dead at the scene. A sport utility vehicle traveling southbound crossed the centerline of the road on the crest of a hill and into the path of three oncoming motorcycles. Cody, who was in the lead, had no time to react and was struck and was killed instantly. The other riders, who were traveling behind Cody, were able to lay their motorcycles down on their sides and avoid colliding with the SUV.  The solo rider on one of the motorcycles was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries; the two people on the other motorcycle were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Preliminary information from the investigation indicates the driver of the SUV may have nodded off momentarily, resulting in the SUV crossing the center line and hitting the motorcyclist head-on. The accident remains under investigation. 



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