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Daughter of Coulee Dam woman killed in motorcycle crash: “It’s from him not paying attention”

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The daughter of a Coulee Dam woman killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday says she’s not angry with the driver who is responsible but wants it to be a learning lesson for all.

“It’s from him not paying attention and not looking where he was going,” said Josea Norris. “I’m not angry, I’m upset.”

57-year-old Holly Andersen died from her injuries following a crash on Highway 2 in Airway Heights.

The Washington State Patrol says Andersen was driving eastbound on Highway 2 and a pickup truck was headed westbound. The pickup driver turned in front of Andersen and hit her head on. State Patrol says the driver never saw Andersen.

Norris has set up a GoFundMe Page because she says she can’t afford to fly out and see her mother.

“I’m a firm believer that no matter what we will be together again,” said Norris. “Right now she’ up there with my best friend and my daddy.”
 

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A motorcyclist has died from her injuries following a crash with a pickup truck on Highway 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Preliminary investigation says the motorcyclist was headed eastbound on Highway 2 and a pickup truck was heading westbound. The pickup truck driver turned in front of the motorcyclist and hit them head-on.

First responders were able to perform life saving measures on the motorcyclist and they were airlifted by Life Flight helicopter to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane with injuries described as life-threatening. The motorcyclist, identified as 57-year-old Holly Andersen, has since died of her injuries. Next of kin has been notified. 

The truck driver was not injured in the crash.

Investigators say it's a good reminder to motorists to be more aware because as the weather gets warmer there will be more motorcycles out on the road.

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