Fatal crash caused by motorcyclist swerving to avoid cougar

Motorcycle crash
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CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. — A pair of motorcycle riders have died after they swerved to avoid a cougar in Chelan County.  

The crash happened Saturday evening, Aug. 6.

According to Washington State Patrol, the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were heading south on SR 971 when they swerved to avoid the animal and lost control, leaving the roadway. The motorcycle struck a guardrail.  

Both riders were declared dead at the scene. They were both in their 60s from Chelan.  

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