Cashmere Motorcyclist Injured

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CASHMERE – A Cashmere motorcyclist was injured today when he struck a deer while riding eastbound on Highway Two about 4 miles west of Wenatchee.

It happened around 5:30 in the morning. The State Patrol identified the man as 64 year old Richard Duston.

Troopers say Duston was ejected from his bike over the Jersey Barrier into the westbound lanes. He was transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment.

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Washington State Patrol Media Report:

DATE: 20171115    TIME: 0533    INV UNIT: 561 – TROOPER GOULD

LOCATION:W2 MP116 4 MILES WEST OF WENATCHEE

COUNTY:CHELAN    COLLISION REPORT NUMBER:SECTOR   CASE FILE:

NBR VEH: 01    CARS: 00    TRUCKS: 00    MOTORCYCLES: 01   PEDESTRIANS: 00

NBR INJ: 01    DECEASED: 00              DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: NO

———————————-PERSON(S) INVOLVED—————————-

NAME: DUSTON, RICHARD L    AGE: 64 YEARS    SEX:MALE    MC ENDORSEMENT: YES

CITY: CASHMERE  DRIVER VEH 01  BELT/HELMET: YES-USDOT COMPLIANT HELMET

INJ/DISP: INJURED TRANSPORTED BY AID TO CENTRAL WASHINGTON HOSPITAL

VEH1: SILVER 2000 HONDA VT1100 MOTORCYCLE

DAMAGE/DISP: REPORTABLE IMPOUNDED TO RANDYS TOW

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————————————-DESCRIPTION——————————–

VEHICLE ONE WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON SR2 IN THE LEFT LANE.  VEHICLE STRUCK A DEER, THE DRIVER WAS EJECTED OVER THE JERSEY BARRIER INTO THE LEFT LANE OF WESTBOUND SR2.

—————————————CAUSE————————————

DEER IN THE ROAD

————————————–CHARGES———————————–

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Steve Hair
Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who comes to NCW LIFE TV after a long career in radio. Steve and his wife Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as News Director for KPQ News where he covered a multitude of stories of importance to North Central Washington, including two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. During his radio career Steve has received many awards from organizations such as the Associated Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Association. Steve is a sports addict. Time off usually finds him sprawled out on the couch watching the Seahawks, Mariners or anything that prevents him from doing house chores.