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One dead after motorcycle crash near Cle Elum

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No others were involved. No others were involved.

CLE ELUM, WA - The Washington State Patrol says a 34-year-old Yakima man died after losing control while riding his motorcycle on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum, Thursday night. 

Merle Nolan was heading westbound on I-90, at 9:00 p.m. when he veered to the left to avoid a Department of Transportation vehicle. He then struck an orange construction barrel, losing control on loose gravel and dirt on the left shoulder. Nolan entered the median and then hit a tree. He was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. 

WSP says Nolan was wearing a helmet. No drugs or alcohol were involved.