Motorcyclist dies in crash on Highway 230 Saturday

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a motorcyclist died after a crash on Highway 230 in Jackson County Saturday afternoon.

According to police, Richard L. Silverman, 66 of Portland, was driving his motorcycle on Highway 230 when a Toyota Corolla crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into Silverman.

Silverman was declared dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the Toyota suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital.

OSP says the highway was impacted for 7 hours during the on-scene investigation.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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Taylar Ansures is a producer and reporter for NBC5 News. Taylar is from Redding, California and went to California State University, Chico. After graduating, she joined KRCR News Channel 7 in Redding as a morning producer. She moved to Southern Oregon in 2022 to be closer to family and became KTVL News 10’s digital producer. Taylar is currently finishing her Master's Degree in Professional Creative Writing through the University of Denver. In her free time, Taylar frequents independent bookstores and explores hiking trails across Southern Oregon and Northern California.
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