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Man on Motorcycle Injured in Head On Crash

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, WA - A man from Moses Lake is in the hospital after a crash three miles north of Mesa. 

The Washington State Patrol says 58-year-old John C. Anderson was riding a motorcycle on State Route 17, when the driver of a pickup truck going the other direction tried to pass a semi, and crashed into him.

Troopers say the driver of the pickup, 71-year-old Leon J. Walsh of Alaska wasn't hurt. Paramedics life flighted Anderson to Kadlec Regional Medical Center.

Troopers say Walsh was wearing a seatbelt, and that Anderson was wearing a helmet.

The State Patrol says Walsh was unsafely passing the semi before the crash.