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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99 at Scenic Avenue near Central Point in Jackson County

June 30, 2013

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

A 31-year old man died Saturday afternoon while operating his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Scenic Avenue and failing to stop at a stop sign before colliding into the side of a horse trailer. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant David Beck, on June 29, 2013 at approximately 4:50 p.m., a Yamaha R6 motorcycle operated by WILLIAM HAMMON, age 31, from Central Point, southbound on Scenic Avenue at a high rate of speed when he went through a stop sign. The motorcycle crashed into the side of a horse trailer being pulled by a pickup southbound on Highway 99. HAMMON was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck by the wheels of a semi-trailer pulled by a commercial truck following the pickup and horse trailer.

HAMMON was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Fire District 3 and Central Point Police Department.

No photographs for release.


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