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Story by Aubra Salt - The Oregon Herald
Published on Wednesday March 9, 2011 - 11:39 AM
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"I did not know Mark, but his death has greatly affected my life," writes Kati Neal Verburg. "I felt pain- a very deep sense of pain, on behalf of those who love him, those whose lives will change because of the tragic accident. I cried on their behalf, grieving at the senselessness of such a loss- a young man sitting on the very brink of his life. And I hurt at how his day had gone from wonderfully exciting to absolutely horrific in a single instant."

Read the full touching tribute to the boy by Kati Neal Verburg.

On Sunday evening, 18-year-old Mark Golyshevskiy from Vancouver was test-driving a Triumph Daytona Triple motorcycle he was considering to purchase from an ad he saw in Craigslist. Witnesses say that at about 7:30 p.m., they heard the revving of a motorcycle just before the crash on NW Laidlaw in the Bethany neighborhood just northwest of Beaverton, Oregon. The road is populated by trees on both sides.

Daylight accident scene before the crash occured.