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Motorcyclist killed in Hwy. 20 crash


October 18, 2017

Photo courtesy of Oregon State Police A PICKUP TRUCK stands next to a fallen motorcycle after a collision between the two on Highway 20, east of Sweet Home, which left a motorcyclist dead.

A Willamina motorcyclist was killed Oct. 2 in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home.

Police and medics responded to the crash at 2:05 p.m. near milepost 34.

A preliminary investigation by the Oregon State Police revealed a green 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling east on Highway 20 near milepost 34.5. The motorcycle was rounding a right hand curve when the operator, Robert DeLong, 74, of Willamina 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 traveling westbound. The moto...

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