6-21-17: MOTORCYCLE CRASH CLAIMS MAN’S LIFE.

A MOTORCYCLE CRASH ON HIGHWAY 140 YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, CLAIMED THE LIFE OF A JOSEPHINE COUNTY MAN AND SENT A FEMALE PASSENGER TO THE HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. OSP SAYS THAT THE RIDER FAILED TO SLOW FOR SLOWING TRAFFIC AT MILEPOST 18 FORCING HIM TO LAY THE BIKE DOWN. THE BIKE THEN CROSSED THE WESTBOUND LANE, AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL. THE MALE RIDER WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE.