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A motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by a car on Highway 101 near Shelton.

The Washington State Patrol said a 33-year-old Shelton woman was traveling northbound on a Honda motorcycle at Wallace Kneeland Blvd when a 24-year-old Olympia woman driving southbound passed another southbound vehcile and hit the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist died at the scene.

The road was closed for the investigation.

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