John Ross Ferrara / Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 7 a.m. / Emergencies, Traffic

Motorcyclist From Brookings Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101


Oregon State Police press release:

On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 339.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle, operated by 29-year-old James Rice of Brookings, was northbound when it struck a, also northbound, Infiniti QX60, operated by Brecken Watterson (43) of Cedar Park, TX. The Infiniti was turning left into a viewpoint.

Rice sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Watterson and 4 juvenile passengers were not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Gold Beach Police Department, Gold Beach Fire Department, Pistol River Fire Department, and ODOT.


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