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Willamina man killed in motorcycle crash


October 11, 2017

Oregon State Police troopers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 20, near milepost 34.5 at 2:05 p.m. on Oct. 10.

A preliminary investigation revealed a green 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was travelling east on US 20 near milepost 34.5, according to an OSP news release.

The motorcycle was rounding a right hand curve when the operator, Robert DeLong, 74, of Willamina, Ore. crossed the center line and struck the front of a white Toyota Tacoma pickup, operated by Kevin Schaffer, 27, of Santa Ana, Calif. who was travelling westbound.

The motorcycle came to rest in the westbound lanes.

DeLong was wearing a helmet and was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel.

Schaffer was not injured in the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted on scene by Sweet Home Fire Department, Sweet Home Chapel and Oregon Department of Transportation.


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