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Body of big rig passenger recovered from Columbia

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WENATCHEE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says the body of a man has been pulled from the Columbia River days after the tractor-trailer rig he was riding in crashed on a U.S. 97 bridge.

The body, presumed to be 60-year-old Peter D. Wooley of Olympia, was recovered Saturday morning.

Wooley was a passenger in a tractor-trailer rig that rammed into Beebe Bridge near Chelan Falls on Monday. The cab broke free in the crash and plunged into the river. The crash killed the rig's driver, 48-year-old Kathleen Walker of Olympia.

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