Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Josephine County man dies in motorcycle crash on Hwy 140 - Jackson County (Photo)

JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAN DIES IN MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON HWY 140 - JACKSON COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: June 20th, 2017 9:55 PM
Downloadable file: Hwy_140_resized.jpg
On June 20, 2017 at approximately 4:00PM, the Oregon State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 18, which is 18 miles east of White City, in Jackson County.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle was eastbound on Highway 140 and the operator failed to recognize that traffic had slowed/stopped for a turning vehicle. The operator laid the motorcycle down and crossed the westbound lane, striking the guardrail. The operator was pronounced deceased at the scene and the female passenger was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Lake Creek Fire Department, Mercy Flights, Jackson County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information is available at this time.
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