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A collision involving a motorcycle and semi turned into a fatal accident late Monday afternoon in Henry County.  The sheriff’s office investigated the crash at 5:38pm on U.S. 6 and Henry County road 2.  24 year old Joshua Laroe of Bowling Green was travelling westbound on route 6 on his motorcycle, waiting to make a turn; when his bike was struck from behind by a semi driven by 58 year old Kevin Lucas of Bryan.   Joshua Laroe was ejected from his motorcycle in the collision, landing on the roadway.   He would suffer fatal injuries; and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The sheriff’s office reports Laroe was wearing a helmet.   The semi driver was not hurt; and McClure fire and rescue assisted at the crash.


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