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State Patrol: 'Lucky' motorcyclist unhurt after 120-mph crash into hayfield

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. - A motorcyclist who crashed into a hayfield Tuesday at more than 120 mph not only survived the crash, but was unhurt, the Washington State Patrol reports.

Troopers and medics responded to the scene, on Highway 101 near Lewis Road, at around 8:30 a.m. after receiving reports of a high-speed crash involving a motorcycle.

The motorcycle and rider were found in a hayfield just off the highway.

A preliminary investigation found that the motorcyclist was traveling up to 127 mph before turning off the highway and losing control, said Trooper Chelsea Hodgson of the State Patrol.

"Lucky for the rider, he appears to be uninjured," Hodgson said in a Twitter posting.

The motorcyclist is being evaluated for possible DUI, she said.

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