LINN COUNTY, OR - On Friday, August 4, 2023, at approximately 9:26 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on Highway 20, near milepost 20, in Linn County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a 2007 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Seth Allen Ikaika Taylor (22) of Sweet Home, was eastbound when a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500, operated by Joshua G. Staley (35) of Sweet Home, attempted to make a left turn across Hwy-20, near Ingram St (MP 20). The Yamaha struck the side of the Dodge as it turned across the highway.
The operator of the Yamaha (Taylor) was declared deceased at the scene.
The operator of the Dodge (Staley) remained on scene and was cooperative with investigation.
The highway was impacted for over 3 hours during the on-scene investigation. Witness statements at the scene indicated the motorcycle was traveling at very high speeds just prior to the crash.
OSP was assisted by Lebanon Fire, Linn County SO, and ODOT.