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Washington motorcyclist hurt in wreck near Estacada

A 24-year old Longview, Wash., man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when the motorcycle he was operating traveled off Highway 224 east of Estacada and down a steep embankment toward the Clackamas River.

James D. Heys-Olfon was eastbound on Highway 224 near milepost 33 when he failed to negotiate a left curve and drove off a steep 40-foot embankment. He was wearing a protective helmet, but was seriously injured when he landed on rocks near the Clackamas River.

Estacada Rural Fire District personnel retrieved him for transport by ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight took him to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

A dive team reportedly was working to retrieve the motorcycle from the river.

Subsequent investigation led Oregon State Police to cite Heys-Olfon for driving under the influence of intoxicants, careless driving, no operator's license and driving uninsured.

U.S. Forest Service, Estacada Rural Fire District and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.