Philomath Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

benton-sheriffPHILOMATH, Ore. – Benton County Sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate a fatal motorcycle crash on Decker Road Sunday.

Deputies say around 3:16 p.m. Richard Lee Miller, 60, of Philomath, was driving southbound on Decker Road, near Ervin Road, when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve.

The motorcycle drove off the road and into a ditch. It to rest about 20 feet off the roadway. Miller was thrown about 75 feet from the motorcycle.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies say speed appears to be a factor in the crash. Miller was wearing a helmet and full protective riding gear.

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