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Motorcyclist Dies in Collision

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NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A head-on collision south of Grants Pass kills a motorcyclist in Josephine County.

Just after 8 a.m., a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by 56-year-old Randall Kent Lubin from Selma, headed into Grants Pass northbound on 199, and hit the front of a semi-driver headed in the other direction. Police say the motorcyclist crossed the center line into the southbound traffic near mile marker 14.

OSP said the truck’s driver, 59-year-old Lee Conner from Springfield, couldn’t avoid the motorcycle and stopped about a hundred yards down the road after impact. Officers say the motorcyclist was dead on arrival and the semi-truck driver is not injured. Police are still investigating what caused the driver to move over the center line.

“We have no idea why he crossed the center line and may never know, but just remind people if they’re driving that if they’re tired just to pull over get some rest take a nap whatever you need to do,” said Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx

Oregon State Police say the roadway was limited to one lane for nearly three hours. Troopers don’t believe there will be any criminal charges.

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  1. Walter Groves & Family in California says:

    Patrick,
    I am so sorry about your Dad. He is one of my best friends anyone would ever want to have. All you have to do is call and I’ll be there for you.
    Kass,
    You know Deb and I will help, please keep us in mind. Our hearts and prayers go out to you both, if you need us please contact us. Randy was a “great” friend, he will be missed by many. He adored you both. God Bless

    1. Hackett Family says:

      Everyone lost a great person today. If you never met Randy, you missed out on someone that would have touch your heart and soul , maybe not always leaving a good first impression, but giving the chance, he would change your option. You hear about people that would do anything they can for you, that was our friend Randy. When people say ” there are no words to say ” this is one of those moments……..
      So I’m writing this to try to convey our feelings and sorrow to Randy’s family and his dear friends. Randy was one of the “Good Guy’s”, I’ll pray his spirit remains in our life’s forever..
      RMD

  2. Hackett Family says:

    Everyone lost a great person today. If you never met Randy, you missed out on someone that would have touch your heart and soul , maybe not always leaving a good first impression, but giving the chance, he would change your option. You hear about people that would do anything they can for you, that was our friend Randy. When people say ” there are no words to say ” this is one of those moments……..
    So I’m writing this to try to convey our feelings and sorrow to Randy’s family and his dear friends. Randy was one of the “Good Guy’s”, I’ll pray his spirit remains in our life’s forever..
    RMD

  3. Lori says:

    My opinion is…….the motorcycle enthusiasts push their….look out for motorcycle campaign, it is my experience that bikers pose a greater risk to tbemselves and others than autos/trucks. So many times speeding bikes have blown past taking unnecessary risks…..see it EVERYDAY

  4. David Locke Family says:

    Our thoughts and prayer go out to the Lubin family in this time of sorrow,The Locke family.
    Rest in Peace Randy…………………………………………………

  5. Joseph Shore says:

    I am really going to miss Randy. He was one of my closest friends. We were going to ride to the coast last weekend, but didn’t. I don’t know. He was just a real person. You always new where you stood with Randy. Like l said a REAL person. I will miss him.

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