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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 west of Ontario
07/05/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

 A 57-year old motorcycle operator from Baker City died Saturday evening in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 about three miles east of the Farewell Bend Port of Entry west of Ontario.  The victim's name is being released following next of kin notification.

According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Lieutenant Richard Pileggi, on July 4, 2009 at approximately 7:52 p.m. (Mountain Time) a 2005 Suzuki motorcycle operated by STEVE HOLVEY, age 57, from Baker City, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 356.  For an unknown reason, the motorcycle was negotiating a left curve and drove off the right side of the freeway onto the gravel shoulder.  The motorcycle struck a fog marker and the victim was ejected.

HOLVEY was wearing a protective helmet and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There were no witnesses to the crash.

OSP troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Huntington Fire Department and ODOT assisted at the scene.