Fatal motorcyle wreck on Hwy 242

MNC wreeckOn June 1, 2016 at 3:55 PM the Oregon State Police- Springfield Troopers were dispatched to motorcycle versus pickup crash. While en route to the crash, troopers learned the operator of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation revealed 2015 Yamaha was being driven by Mr. Brady A. Williams (age 18 from Eugene). Mr. Williams was traveling eastbound on McKenzie Highway (HWY 242) near milepost 56).

Mr. Williams failed to negotiate a right-hand corner and crossed the center-line. Mr. Williams was ejected from the motorcycle and was struck by a westbound vehicle. The westbound vehicle was a 2001 Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma was driven by Ms. Lori L. Fleischmann (age 35 from Portland). Ms. Fleischmann and her passenger were not injured. The highway was closed for approximately five hours. Speed is being considered as a contributing factor of the crash.

 

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