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Deputies Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash (Brooks) (Photo) - 07/13/18

Investigators have identified both drivers in yestedays fatal traffic crash.  Deputies belive Michael Bashaw, age 18, of Salem was making a delivery when he turned in front of a motrcycle causing a collision.  The motorcyclist Robert Grove, age 69, of Newberg died at the scene.  This is still an active investigation and there are no additional details to release at this time.   

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Today at 8:57 a.m., deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to a motor vehicle crash on River Rd NE south of Waconda Rd NE. Preliminary information is that a motorcycle was traveling south on River Road when a northbound SUV turned west in front of the motorcycle.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision. Tragically the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. River Road is closed between Waconda and Brooklake RD NE but expected to reopen within the hour. The Sheriff’s Office is not prepared to release any further details or the names of either driver until the proper notifications can be made.   

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