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Boise motorcyclist killed in Hwy. 22E head-on crash


(Update: OSP identifies motorcyclist, provides details; correcting fire agency name, adding 2nd)

A 64-year-old Boise man was killed when his motorcycle crossed the center line of state Highway 22E on Saturday morning, clipped a minivan and collided head-on with an SUV, Oregon State Police reported.

OSP troopers and emergency medics responded around 9:10 a.m. to the reported crash near milepost 71, about 11 miles west of the Santiam Junction with U.S. Highway 20, OSP Captain Tim Fox said.

A preliminary investigation found that Gregory Gummere of Boise was heading west on the highway when his white 2015 Triumph motorcycle crossed the center line for unknown reasons and clipped an eastbound 1996 Plymouth minivan driven by a 62-year-old McMinnville man, Fox said.

The motorcycle then collided head-on with a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV driven by a 33-year-old Beaverton man.

Gummere died at the scene, but there were no other injuries, Fox said.

Highway 22E was closed for about five hours after the crash. Fox said OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Idanha Detroit Rural Fire Protection District, the Gates RFPD and ODOT.

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