Pedestrian dies after being run over by street sweeper

Washington State Patrol reports a Post Falls man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Lincoln County.

Troopers say it happened just after noon Saturday on State Route 21, about eight miles north of Wilbur. 75-year-old Larry Everett Merriman was headed northbound on the road, driving a black Yamaha XVS11AP motorcycle. Investigators say Merriman was entering a sharp curve from left to right when he crossed the center line into the southbound lane and struck a guardrail.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Merriman was wearing a helmet.

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