A Lynnwood, Washington, man died Sunday morning after his motorcycle struck a deer along Highway 19 west of Spray in Northeast Oregon's Wheeler County.
According to Senior Trooper Cody Weaver, on June 23, 2013 at approximately 7:56 a.m., a passing motorist drove upon the scene of a downed motorcycle on Highway 19 near milepost 89. A deceased adult male and a dead deer were lying along the highway. Preliminary investigation indicates the collision between the 2005 Honda motorcycle and deer may have occurred between 7:00 a.m. and 7:56 a.m. near the center of the highway. The victim, 63-year-old Randall Upshaw, from Lynnwood, Washington, was wearing a helmet.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Spray Ambulance, and ODOT.