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News Release
Sheriff's Office investigates an early morning fatal crash in North Marion County, outside of Aurora (Photo) - 09/14/23

On September 14, 2023, at about 3:25 a.m., The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Arndt Road NE and Bents Road NE, Aurora.  A semi-truck without a trailer was traveling northbound on Bents Road NE.  The semi-truck then turned eastbound onto Arndt Road NE.  A motorcycle traveling eastbound collided with the rear of the semi-truck.  Sadly, the motorcycle rider, identified as Mr. Justin Brant, 35, of Aurora, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The roadway is back open, and the investigation is ongoing therefore there is no further information currently. 

If you have any information concerning the crash, please contact Senior Deputy Pete Walker at 503.588.5032.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Clackamas County Communications Center (CCOM), Willamette Valley Communications Center (WVCC), Aurora Fire District, Marion County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Marion County public works for their assistance. 


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