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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 east of Woodburn
05/20/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's motorcycle crash on Highway 211 east of Woodburn that resulted in the death of a 63-year old Clackamas-area man at a Portland hospital.
 
According to OSP Trooper Raymond Henschel, on May 19, 2011 at approximately 3:20 p.m. a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle operated by WAYNE ROBERT INSTENES, age 63, from Clackamas, was westbound on Highway 211 near milepost 4. According to witnesses, for an undetermined reason INSTENES lost control and the motorcycle traveled to the left across the eastbound lane and into a ditch. INSTENES was ejected and came to rest about 35 feet from the motorcycle seriously injured.
 
INSTENES was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where he was transferred to LifeFlight and taken by air to Oregon Health and Sciences University. He was wearing a helmet. He died at the hospital about 2 1/2 hours following the crash.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.
 
Woodburn and Monitor Fire Departments, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and ODOT assisted at the scene.