NEAR LOON LAKE, Wash.-- A man is dead after being thrown from his motorcycle in Stevens County.

It happened just after 11:00 a.m. on Highway 292 between Loon Lake and Springdale.

Investigators said a Ford Focus was going west on Highway 292 toward Springdale. The driver stopped on the highway to make a left-hand turn on Jump Off Joe Road. Investigators said the motorcyclist read-ended the car and flew off the road.

The driver, 24-year-old Shawn S. Towry, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet.

Washington State Patrol said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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