Man killed in Gold Hill motorcycle crash

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Police are identifying the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash in Gold Hill Saturday.

Witnesses told the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office they saw a 2017 red Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling on Second Avenue at about 9:00 p.m. on June 23. The motorcycle and rider—later identified as 58-year-old Gary Patrick Hansen—veered off the roadway and crashed, coming to rest 50 yards away.

Hansen was reportedly wearing a helmet, but it came off during the crash.

JCSO said Hansen, who has ties to the Medford area, was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said they haven’t yet determined a cause for the crash.

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