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 »

EPD Still Investigating Officer Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County District Attorney will look into who is at fault for a crash between a motorcyclist and an on-duty Eugene police officer. The EPD Major Collision Team was out investigating the collision. It will turn over its findings to the DA since the case involves one of its own employees. … Continue reading »

Man Dies After Crashing Motorcycle

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A California man is now dead after an attempted wheelie on his motorcycle went wrong. Kenneth Gale, 33, of California, was riding down First Place in Springfield when he attempted a wheelie, lost control and struck a utility pole. Gale was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorcycle Crash Closes Territorial Hwy

MONROE, Ore. — A motorcycle accident shut down part of Territorial Highway Monday night and sent one man to the hospital. The accident happened near Monroe just before 8:00 p.m. Adam Hansen, 35, from Veneta was driving his 1989 Honda motorcycle when investigators believe he collided with a deer. Emergency crews airlifted Hansen to Sacred … Continue reading »

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 126

HIGHWAY 126, Ore. — Oregon State Police are trying to figure out why a Redmond man veered his motorcycle into oncoming traffic, causing a deadly crash. Troopers say Gary Gerig was part of a group of bikers headed east on 126 when he went into the westbound lane. A car hit Gerig, killing him. The … Continue reading »

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