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Motorcyclist dies in afternoon collision


A 20-year-old Waco man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a truck Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred in the 700 block of New Road around 2:55 p.m.

Police say a Ford F-250 pick-up truck driven by an 18-year-old female was pulling away from the driveway of the Gift Horse store onto New Road. A 2006 Suzuki Motorcycle driven by 20-year-old Robert Charles Taplin III was traveling north on New Road when it crashed into the side of the truck.

Witness at the scene say the speed of the motorcycle may have been a factor in the crash. Taplin was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

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