JACKSON COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Friday, September 30, 2022 at approximately 5:32 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle accident on Highway 234 near milepost 10.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F-150, operated by Richard Dionne (65) of Rogue River, pulled out onto Highway 234 from Old Sam’s Valley Road and collided with two westbound motorcycles. Dustin Small (36) of Pendleton was operating a Harley Davidson and Matthew Small (32) of Gresham was operating a Honda. Intoxication is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash.
Dustin Small sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Matthew Small was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Dionne was transported with non-life-threatening injuries to an area hospital also.
Highway 234 was affected for approximately 4 hours while OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene.
OSP was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Flights and ODOT.