Fatal crash on Highway 34 shuts down one lane

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Posted: Sep 3, 2020 10:24 PM
Updated: Sep 4, 2020 6:49 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A crash involving a truck and motorcyclist on Highway 34 resulted in one death Thursday night.

On Friday, Oregon State Police confirmed the man who died was Curtis James, 63, of Corvallis. They said James was headed east on a Honda motorcycle when he turned left to go north on Riverside Drive. He reportedly turned into the path of a westbound Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The westbound lane was closed for about two and a half hours for the investigation. 

The Benton County Sheriff's office, Oregon Department of Transportation and Corvallis Fire and Rescue assisted.

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