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81-year-old Portland man dead after Linn County crash

The man was reportedly turning onto Highway 20 on a motorcycle when he crashed into a Dodge pickup.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 11:05 AM

ALBANY, Ore. – A Portland man died after a crash outside Albany Wednesday night, Oregon State Police say.

Investigation indicates Martin Pratt Jr., 81, was operating a Honda motorcycle on Highway 226 and was turning onto Highway 20 when he hit the side of Dodge pickup being driven by a 59-year-old Lebanon man.

Pratt and his passenger were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where Pratt was pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation assisted OSP.

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