Text Size:   A+ A- A   •   Text Only
Find     
Site Image
News
Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 20 near Bend
09/25/2009
Sergeant Eric Brown
Oregon State Police - Bend
(541) 388-6213

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public for help in locating potential family members or close relatives of a man killed in a motorcycle crash during the early morning hours Thursday on Highway 20 about 28 miles east of Bend.
 
On September 25, 2009 at approximately 12:30 a.m. a 2008 Ducati motorcycle operated by MICHAEL WILLIAM CLEARY, age 61, was driving eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 28. According to OSP Sergeant Eric Brown, as the motorcycle was eastbound it failed to negotiate a left hand curve and drove off onto the south shoulder of the roadway. The motorcycle struck a fog marker and CLEARY, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcycle. He died at the scene of the crash.
 
The crash is still under investigation, but it appears speed may have been a contributing factor.
 
Troopers have been unable to locate any close family members or relatives of CLEARY nor have been able to locate his permanent address.  Troopers do believe he has frequented the areas of Elko and Incline Village, Nevada as well as the Bend and Rome, Oregon.
 
OSP is requesting that anyone with information that might assist in locating a relative or family member of CLEARY contact the OSP Northern Command Dispatch Center at (503) 375-3555.