BAKER CITY, Ore. — Oregon State Police says that an Ashland man died on Monday after crashing on his motorcycle near the northeastern Oregon town of Baker City.
State troopers and emergency personnel responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash along Highway 7 southwest of Baker City shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday. The officers found a motorcycle rider, identified as 78-year-old Lawrence Drake of Ashland. He sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
OSP's initial investigation found that Drake had been riding a KTM 950 motorcycle southbound on Highway 7 when he failed to negotiate a curve and veered off the roadway, crashing.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Baker Fire Department, Powder Rural Fire Department, Life Flight, and ODOT.