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Update: Victim Identified - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 west of Pendleton
08/17/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Seth Cooney confirmed next of kin notification was completed for a Molalla-area man who died Saturday night in a fatal motorcycle crash westbound on Interstate 84 about eleven miles west of Pendleton. OSP troopers are continuing the investigation and have not determined a cause of the crash.
 
On August 14, 2010 at approximately 10:15 p.m. emergency responders were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle crash on near milepost 196. Preliminary investigation indicates there were no witnesses to the crash and a passing motorist found the victim on the gravel shoulder. For an unknown reason, the 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by ROBERT CODY SCHOONOVER, age 47, from Molalla, traveled off the roadway and along the gravel shoulder where SCHOONOVER lost control. The motorcycle slid and rolled before coming to rest on the gravel shoulder.
 
SCHOONOVER, who was operating the motorcycle with a suspended license, was wearing a protective helment. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Local emergency responders assisted at the scene.
 
Anyone with information related to the crash is asked to call Trooper Sharp at (541) 278-4090.