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At approximately 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, the Washington State Patrol, Klickitat County Sheriff's Office, KVH ambulance and Goldendale rescue units responded to a motorcycle versus pickup collision at the lower intersection of SR 14 and SR 97.

Investigation of the collision revealed that Babtist Lumley, 61, Wapato, was driving a 1986 Ford pickup westbound on SR 14. Ronald Paulson, 53, Vancouver, was operating a 2003 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on SR 14.

As Lumley attempted to turn south onto SR 97, the right front of his vehicle collided with the motorcycle.

As a result of injuries received in the collision, Paulson was pronounced dead at the scene. Lumley was not injured in the collision and had been wearing a seatbelt.

Paulson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation by the Washington State Patrol.

Several individuals were transported to area hospitals following a three-vehicle accident on Sept. 12, 2004.

According to the report, the accident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on SR 14 near milepost 76.

A 1993 Chevrolet pickup driven by Cameron D. Coe, 36, Lyle, was westbound on SR 14 near 7th St. in Lyle. A 1992 Honda driven by Graciela S. Pulido, 38, Dallesport, was stopped in the roadway, making a turn onto 7th St. A 1998 Toyota driven by Ruth E. Krause, 39, Lyle, was stopped behind the Honda. The pickup rear ended the Toyota, forcing it into the rear of the Honda.

Coe was not injured in the accident. Pulido was transported by ambulance to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon with back pain. A passenger in her vehicle -- Debbie Pulido, 7, Dallesport, was also transported by ambulance to Skyline with back pain. Krause was not injured. Her 3-month-old daughter Geneve, although not appearing to have any obvious injuries, was taken to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles for observation.

All individuals involved were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The accident is still under investigation.


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