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SPOKANE, Wash. - A 25-year-old was killed Monday morning after losing control of his pickup truck and colliding with a semi-truck head-on, according to Washington State Patrol.

Jesse Crayne was heading south on Highway 395 around 5:30 a.m., near the Spokane-Stevens County line, when he lost control of his truck and hit a log truck head-on.

Crayne was transported to Sacred Heart where he died around 8:30 a.m.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

Washington State Patrol Troopers say ice on the roadway is probably the main cause.

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