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A motorcyclist died after crashing into a boat being pulled by a pickup truck Saturday afternoon in East Helena.

The Montana Highway Patrol reported the motorcycle was traveling east and the truck and trailer west on Highway 12. The motorcyclist collided with the boat as the truck and trailer were turning left across traffic onto Highway 518. Both drivers had a green light. 

The motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 1:45 p.m.

The crash is under investigation, and no charges have been filed. It is unknown whether drugs, alcohol or speed were involved. 

The name of the motorcyclist has not yet been released.

Editor's Note -- This story has been updated to correct the time of the crash, which was reported at 1:45 p.m.


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