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July 4, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Motorcyclist killed popping wheelies in Pierce County

Authorities said the motorcycle was cut in half .  (Washington State Patrol photos)

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon after a collision with a minivan in Pierce County. His identity was not immediately released.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the motorcyclist was doing wheelies at a high rate of speed before the accident. A minivan carrying two adults and two children collided with him while turning left into a fireworks stand in the 2600 block of River Road East.

The adult female passenger in the van was treated at a hospital, but no one else in the van was injured, troopers said.

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