On May 29, 2016 at about 11:00pm OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two motorcycles crashing on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 44 (4 miles south of Rogue River).
Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 2012 Harley Davidson motorcycle were southbound on Interstate 5 and left the roadway as they entered a right hand curve. One of the riders, a 29 year old male, was transported to Providence Medical Center with serious injuries. The other rider, a 39 year old male, was declared deceased on scene by emergency personnel.
OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Jackson County District Attorney's Office and the Rogue River Fire District. Alcohol and speed are believed to be contributing factors in the crash.
More Information will be released after the family of the deceased has been notified.