Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Highway

NEAR VIDA, Ore. — Highway 126 is now open after a fatal motorcycle crash closed the highway for hours Saturday morning. The McKenzie Highway was closed for about two hours Saturday morning as Oregon State Police tried to figure out what caused a motorcyclist to lose control and crash in the middle of the highway. … Continue reading »

Driver Dies in Motorcycle Crash

SWEET HOME, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred Friday night. Around 10:22 p.m., an Albany Police officer attempted to stop Lance Morgan Hawken, 42, of Sweet Home, for a traffic violation near 15th Avenue and Long Street. Hawken, driving a Ducati motorcycle, failed to yield … Continue reading »

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A motorcyclist was being treated at a hospital after a crash on Highway 126 Sunday. The crash, involving three cars and a motorcycle, happened in the west bound lanes near the Mohawk exit. “The motorcyclist was behind that SUV, was able to get over between the SUV and the guardrail which fortunately … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Crash Delays Traffic

EUGENE, Ore. — A motorcycle crash is causing a traffic nightmare for drivers heading south on I-5. ODOT says delays can last for at least another hour. They say the accident happened on I-5 near the exit to Highway 58. Apparently, the motorcycle crashed into a guardrail. The cyclist’s condition is unknown at this time. … Continue reading »

Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a couple was seriously injured after their motorcycle traveled off the road and crashed Saturday. Troopers say around 8 p.m. a motorcycle was travelling westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 56, when it went off the highway and struck a tree stump. The driver Kenneth Minshew, 57, of … Continue reading »

Motorcycle Strikes Truck on Highway 99

EUGENE, Ore. — One person is in the hospital after a crash in West Eugene on Friday afternoon. Eugene Police say that a motorcycle collided with a pickup truck on Highway 99 between Elmira Road and Royal Avenue.  The motorcyclist was taken to Sacred Heart at RiverBend and is reportedly in stable condition. Traffic is … Continue reading »

Roseburg Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A motorcyclist died Friday after crashing on Old Melrose Road. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old James Ganzini, of Roseburg, was riding his motorcycle north behind a pickup truck. When he tried to pass the truck in a no-passing zone after exiting a sweeping corner, he was hit by a Subaru … Continue reading »

Reward Offered in Motorcycle Crash

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — Friends of an Oakland man have offered a reward to help to find the driver in a hit-and-run accident. On Feb. 15 a 73-year-old Oakland man was driving his motorcycle on Highway 101 when a silver SUV hit the back of motorcycle, forcing it off the road. The driver of the … Continue reading »

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Junction City man is in the intensive care unit after crashing his motorcycle in Springfield Sunday night. Police say on the 1800 block of South A Street, Kenneth McFarland, 55, crashed into a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle. They say it appears speed and alcohol were both factors in … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

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