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Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 97 south of Biggs Junction
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two people died Friday night after the motorcycle they were riding struck a guardrail on Highway 97 about one mile south of Biggs Junction. No determination of who was operating the motorcycle at this time.
On June 13, 2008 at approximately 9:10 p.m. a 2003 Harley Davidson with two occupants was northbound on Highway 97 south of milepost 1 negotiating a left curve when it struck a guardrail on the east side. Both occupants were ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The motorcycle came to a stop about 1,000 feet north of the victim's locations.
Oregon State Police troopers from The Dalles Area Command office investigating the crash are still trying to determine who the operator and any contributing factors. The victims are identified as JAMES EDWARD CABA JR., age 51, and LAURA LYNN LAMB, age 33, both from Wasco. CABA came to rest on the highway. LAMB was ejected over the guardrail and came to rest off the highway. Both were using protective helmets.
ODOT and local emergency responders assisted at the scene. Highway 97 was closed for 3 1/2 hours.