March 26, 2014
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) confirmed through the Medical Examiner’s office that a 24-year old Newberg man died early Wednesday morning, March 26, at a Portland hospital from injuries sustained Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash on Highway 99W about one mile south of Dundee in Yamhill County.
CURTIS PETERSON, age 24, was critically injured March 22, 2014 at approximately 6:50 p.m., while operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Highway 99W near milepost 28. PETERSON failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the highway where he was ejected.
PETERSON was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he was being treated until he passed away. He was wearing a protective helmet.
OSP troopers from the McMinnville and North Plains offices are continuing the investigation.