Friday, July 14, 2017

Florence man loses life in motorcycle crash -Harney County (Photo)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 14th, 2017 5:08 PM
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On July 14, 2017, at approximately 11:50AM, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 163 in Harney County, which is approximately 30 miles east of Burns.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 61 year old Dan BARNUM, from Florence, was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle. BARNUM was west on Hwy 20 at about 70mph, the speed limit is 65mph, when for an unknown reason he drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder and lost control in the gravel. There were no passengers on the motorcycle.

BARNUM was pronounced deceased on the scene after lifesaving efforts were made.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's office and Harney District Ambulance.
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