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Wash. state motorcyclists die in Montana crash

By Associated Press
Published On: Jul 31 2013 09:39:13 AM MDT
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Two Washington state residents were killed and two others were injured in a motorcycle crash in eastern Montana.
    
The Montana Highway Patrol says a 57-year-old man and his 55-year-old female passenger were eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 in Rosebud County Tuesday afternoon when they struck a trailer being pulled by a motorcycle in front of them as the driver slowed down to pull over.
    
The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/19x6Tzl ) the victims, both from Ephrata, Wash., died at the scene. Their names have not been released.
    
The 63-year-old driver of the leading motorcycle and his 61-year-old female passenger were taken to the hospital on Forsyth. Both are from Ocean Park, Wash.
    
The patrol says none of the bikers were wearing helmets.