Officers say 31-year old William Hammon from Central Point died Saturday afternoon while operating his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Scenic Avenue and failing to stop at a stop sign before colliding into the side of a horse trailer. Oregon State Police (OSP) say they’re continuing the investigation.
OSP reports the victim was operating a Yamaha R6 motorcycle southbound on Scenic Avenue at a high rate of speed when he went through a stop sign. Officers say the motorcycle crashed into the side of a horse trailer being pulled by a pickup southbound on Highway 99.
The victim was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck by the wheels of a semi-trailer pulled by a commercial truck following the pickup and horse trailer. Hammon was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet, according to police.