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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 5 south of Albany
03/19/2011
Sergeant Eric Judah
Oregon State Police - Albany
(541) 967-2026

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are seeking more witnesses to Friday afternoon's fatal motorcycle crash on Interstate 5 about four miles south of the Highway 34 interchange. A photograph of the involved motorcycle is being released to help because OSP has only located witnesses who were in the southbound lanes. Any northbound witnesses when the crash occurred is asked to contact Senior Trooper Huff Meyr at (541) 967-2026 ext. 4390.
 
On March 18, 2011 at approximately 4:30 p.m. a Kawasaki motorcycle operated by DALE ALBERT GLANT, age 58, from Ocala, Florida was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 225. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle left the northbound lanes into the center grass median as witnesses said he tried to keep control of the motorcycle. After traveling about 390 feet through the center median the motorcycle crashed before entering the southbound lanes.
 
GLANT was pronounced deceased at the scene before he could be transported by REACH air ambulance. He was wearing a helmet and full riding clothing gear. GLANT reportedly has previously lived in Cottage Grove, Oregon prior to residing in Florida.
 
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation and have found no evidence or witness information indicating he was struck by another vehicle either prior to or during the crash.
 
ODOT, Albany Fire and EMS, and Tangent Fire Department assisted at the scene.