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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 202 north of Jewell
04/15/2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

A 70-year old Vancouver, Washington man died Sunday morning when the motorcycle he was operating traveled off Highway 202 just east of the Highway 103 junction north of Jewell and collided with a power pole. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Andrew Merila, on April 15, 2012 at approximately 11:27 a.m. a 2004 Honda motorcycle driven by WILLIAM JAY DAVIES, age 70, from Vancouver, Washington, was westbound on Highway 202 near milepost 29. As the motorcycle came out of a curve, it drifted onto the shoulder and traveled down an embankment where it collided into a power pole.
 
DAVIES was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Elsie-Vinemaple Rural Fire Department, and ODOT. The highway was not closed during the scene investigation.

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