Deer collision kills Lynnwood motorcylist

Accident occurs on rural Oregon highway

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A Lynnwood man died Sunday morning after his motorcycle struck a deer along Highway 19 west of Spray in Wheeler County.

According to Senior Trooper Cody Weaver, at approximately 7:56 a.m. Sunday, 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, RANDALL L. UPSHAW, age 63, from Lynnwood, Wash., was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Spray Ambulance, and ODOT.