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 »

Hundreds Ride for Chris Kilcullen

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of motorcycles took to the streets Sunday morning in honor of fallen Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen. This was the event’s fourth year. With close to 400 riders this time around, organizers say it has definitely grown since the inaugural ride, but that the meaning behind it all, honoring Chris Kilcullen … Continue reading »

Firefighter Dies in Crash

VENETA, Ore. — Local volunteer firefighters are dealing with the loss of one of their own Tuesday night. Ross Stang, 29, of Veneta, was killed Monday night in a motorcycle crash. Stang was a volunteer firefighter with the Lane Fire Authority. His co-workers and close friends say his death is a terrible loss to the … Continue reading »

OSP Rebuilding Deadly Crash

UPDATE: Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday evening’s fatal motorcycle crash in the Veneta. Troopers say around 5:40 p.m. Ross John Stang, 29, of Veneta, was driving his motorcycle westbound on Bolton Hill Road near 8th Street. Stang failed to safely negotiate through a right curve, traveled across the eastbound … Continue reading »

Philomath Motorcyclist Dies In Crash

PHILOMATH, 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 … Continue reading »

Oregon Police Search for Motorcyclist

LINN/MARION County Line, Ore. — Troopers couldn’t catch a male motorcyclist on I-5, but a gas station surveillance camera did. Oregon State Police needs help finding the man. Troopers say the motorcyclist sped away from troopers along I-5, north of the beltway until officers lost sight near the Linn/Marion County line. The motorcycle is a … Continue reading »

Crash Sends Motorcyclist to the Hospital

EUGENE, Ore. — A motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital Saturday morning after a minor crash. It happened just before 11 a.m. at the corner of Coburg Road and Willakenzie. Eugene Police said cars ahead of the motorcycle came to a stop, but the driver was following too closely, went to swerve to avoid … Continue reading »

Driver Cited for Traffic Violation

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State Police cited a Corvallis woman Friday afternoon for not following a traffic sign. Troopers say Louisa Caran, 54, of Lebanon, was turning onto Highway 34 from Freeman Road when her Volkswagon pulled in front of a motorcycle. The motorcycle crashed into the car, ejecting the driver off the bike. Both … Continue reading »

Motorcyclist Ride in Memory of Kilcullen

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of motorcyclists from across the northwest will ride in memory for a fallen Eugene Police officer, Sunday. It’s the third annual Chris Kilcullen memorial ride. Officer Kilcullen was killed in the line of duty in April of 2011. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the European Motorcycles of Western Oregon. … 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 »

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