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Motorcylist dies after colliding with semi-truck

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COURTESY BEAVERTON POLICE DEPARTMENT - A motorcyclist died Saturday night after apparently striking a semi-truck trailer's bumper and crashing on Highway 217.A motorcyclist died Saturday night after striking a semi-truck on Highway 217.

The motorcyclist was later identified as Benjamin George Carruth, 32, of Beaverton.

he deceased is identified as Benjamin George Carruth 32 years old from Beaverton.

Beaverton Police determined the motorcyclist clipped the semi’s bumper while passing it in the northbound direction near Walker Road to cause the crash, according to Officer Jeremy Shaw, a department spokesman. The collision occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m.

Carruth was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver, Ian Stone, 56, of Lafayette, stopped and cooperated with the investigation, Shaw said. No citations were issued.

Northbound Highway 217 was closed part of Friday night during the investigation.