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Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit By Car

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GRANDVIEW--A 23-year old Mabton man is dead after his motorcycle is hit by a car Saturday night.

Washington State Patrol troopers say Hector Sosa-Ruiz was thrown from his bike after a driver failed to yield.

State troopers say Sosa-Ruiz was driving north on Wilson Highway in Grandview around 10:30 Saturday night.

A second driver, Rafael Ruelas, was heading in the other direction.

Troopers say he was turning onto Jackson Road and didn't yield to Ruiz.

Sosa-Ruiz was pronounced dead at Sunnyside Hospital.  Ruelas was not injured.

Someone had already spraypainted a memorial to Sosa near the accident scene by 11:00 a.m. Sunday.