By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Rochelle News-Leader | Man passes away after Thursday motorcycle accident in Oregon


OREGON — A man has passed away after a Thursday motorcycle accident in Oregon, an Oregon Police Department press release said.

At approximately 4:10 p.m., OPD responded to the scene of a traffic crash at the intersection of East Washington Street and River Road in Oregon.

The initial investigation indicates that a white Chrysler van, driven by Shamika Mathis, of Delavan, Wisconsin, pulled from River Road into the path of a white 2014 CanAm three-wheel motorcycle traveling west on Washington Street, causing the collision, the release said.

The driver of the CanAm, James Ross of Oregon, and the passenger, Linda Ross, also of Oregon, were both ejected from the motorcycle. James Ross was pronounced deceased. Linda Ross was transported to Mercy Health by the Oregon Ambulance, where she was listed in critical condition as of the time of the release Friday morning.

Mathis and the occupants of the van were evaluated by the Oregon Ambulance and released at the scene. The accident remains under investigation.

The Oregon Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, who provided accident reconstruction services and traffic control assistance.



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