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Fatal Motorcycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 101 near Hebo
07/16/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's motorcycle-involved fatal traffic crash near Hebo on Highway 101 that resulted in the death of a Salem-area man.
 
According to Trooper Sarah Reding, on July 16, 2011 at approximately 1:05 p.m. a 2009 Piaggio motorcycle operated by NATHANIEL CORDOVA, age 46, from Salem, was following another motorcycle negotiating a right curve northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 86. CORDOVA's motorcycle crossed into the southbound lane where it collided with a 2005 Dodge pickup pulling a 28-foot travel trailer driven by GEORGE MORE, age 71, from Prescott, Ontario.
 
CORDOVA was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.
 
MORE and his 72-year old wife were not injured.
 
OSP troopers from the Tillamook work site are continuing the investigation.
 
OSP is being assisted at the scene by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Fire & Rescue, Tillamook Ambulance, and ODOT. The highway was re-opened at 4:00 p.m.