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Coroner: Motorcyclist Committed Suicide

SPOKANE, Wash. - It has been confirmed that the motorcyclist who was found dead of a gunshot wound on Highway 23 earlier this week took his own life.

The Whitman County Coroner says that 56 year old Johnny Winter had injuries that appear to be self-inflicted. Investigators believe Winter crashed his motorcycle into a rock embankment about three miles south of Sprague, but only suffered minor injuries.

After the crash, he walked about 30 feet from the bike and shot himself in the head.

The Whitman County Coroner told us that Winter, a father of three, had depression issues.

 


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