Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Near Dorena

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore– A Dorena man is dead after losing control of his motorcycle near Shoreview Drive and Row River Road.

Michael Duncan Mellor, 63, was driving a motorcycle with a sidecar when police say he failed to negotiate a curve and collided head on with a pickup. The crash happened at about 4:15 p.m., on  Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of the pickup Mathew Henry, 19, and a passenger  Jannelle Lamm, 17, were taken to to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say Mellor was pronounced dead at the scene and was wearing a protective helmet.

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