ASHLAND, Ore. —
UPDATE: Police have now identified an Ashland man killed in a crash on Tuesday morning.
29-year-old Jamison Peil was thrown from his motorcycle when he crashed into another vehicle, the Ashland Police Department (APD) said. Although Peil was wearing a helmet, he still sustained fatal injuries in the collision.
The Ashland Police Department (APD) said that it could not identify Peil on Tuesday because the agency was still in the process of notifying his family members.
(Updated 12/18/19 at 3:20 p.m.)
INITIAL REPORT: The Ashland Police Department (APD) said that it was investigating after a fatal motorcycle crash on the north side of town Tuesday morning.
Officers from APD and paramedics from Ashland Fire & Rescue responded to reports of a motorcycle and vehicle collision shortly before noon, the agency said. When emergency crews arrived, they found that the motorcycle rider had died from "severe trauma suffered during the crash." The driver of the car involved was not hurt.
Investigators from Medford Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office are assisting APD with the crash, the agency said. They believe that the crash may have been caused by "excessive speed" on the part of the motorcycle rider.
"The name of the deceased man, an Ashland resident, is not being released as his family and friends are still being notified," Ashland Police said.