Fatal motorcycle accident north of Gold Hill

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Update (03/29 10:10am) — Police have identified the deceased person as 61-year-old Medford resident Scott M. Haynes.


Gold Hill, Ore. – Oregon State Police say a fatal motorcycle accident occurred near Gold Hill on Monday around 11:00 in the morning.

Police say a man who they estimate to be around 50-years-old was killed after his motorcycle struck a tree on the 13000 block of Highway 234. The man was still breathing when crews arrived on scene and a helicopter was called in to assist with medical transport.

Officers say the man died before the helicopter could touch down.  No other vehicles seem to be involved. The investigation is ongoing.

NBC5 News will provide updates as soon as they become available.

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