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 »

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Highway 99

EUGENE, Ore. — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating a fatal crash on Highway 99 that occurred over the weekend. Around 12:45 p.m. Sunday, a silver van was traveling south along Highway 99W when the van lost control, crossed the center line and hit a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle, Kenneth Douglas … Continue reading »

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