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Sheriff's Office identifies motorcycle rider killed in Klamath Falls crash

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Sheriff's Office identifies motorcycle rider killed in Klamath Falls crash

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath County Sheriff's Office has identified the motorcycle rider killed in a fatal crash in Klamath Falls on Sunday when he was struck by two different drivers.

Deputies from the Sheriff's Office responded around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday to reports of a crash at the intersection of Summers Lane and Bristol Avenue in Klamath Falls, reportedly involving two vehicles and a motorcycle.

According to the initial investigation, the rider of the motorcycle, identified as 66-year-old Robert Allen Washburn of Klamath Falls, was hit by a driver in the intersection. The crash separated Washburn from his motorcycle and left him on the roadway in the path of a second vehicle.

Deputies at the scene attempted CPR on Washburn, but he died at the scene due to the severity of his injuries, KCSO said. They were assisted by crews from Klamath County Fire District 1 and Oregon State Police, the latter of which helped with crash reconstruction.

"The initial investigation suggests that motorcycle speed, handling and equipment failure may have contributed to the crash," KCSO said. "The investigation is ongoing, no citations were issued and there were no additional injuries reported from the crash."

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