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Deer causes fatal motorcycle crash in Jackson County (Photo)

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On Monday, May 14, 2018, at approximately 10:00AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County.

Investigation revealed a silver Harley Davidson, operated by Gary Yarmie, age 37, of Oshawa, Ottawa, Canada was traveling northbound with 18 other riders when a deer ran into the roadway in the midst of the motorcycle riders.  The deer collided with Mr. Yarmie causing him to lose control of his motorcycle and leave the roadway.  Mr. Yarmie collided with a tree and suffered fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 62 at the scene was reduced to single lane travel for approximately 4.5 hours.  OSP was assisted by ODOT.


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