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Carlton motorcyclist dies in crash near Forest Grove

COURTESY PHOTO: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Charlene Marvin, 64, of Carlton, died after her motorcycle was struck by a car Saturday south of Forest Grove.A Carlton woman was killed Saturday when her motorcycle was struck by a car in Washington County.

Charlene Marvin, 64, was transported from the scene by Life Flight helicopter and later died of her injuries at an area hospital.

The driver of the car was not immediately identified or cited.

According to Washington County Sheriff’s Office officials, at about 11:53 a.m. on April 18, deputies responded to a crash involving a three-wheeled motorcycle and a car at the intersection of Highway 47 and Southwest Old Highway 47 between Forest Grove and Gaston.

Deputies determined that Marvin was driving her 2006 Harley Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle south on Highway 47. A 2014 Mazda 3 driven by a 51-year-old Gaston woman pulled onto Highway 47 from Southwest Old Highway 47 to go north. The driver of the Mazda did not see the motorcycle and struck it in the side.

The motorcycle spun and crashed, throwing Marvin off.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) investigated the crash, deciding no crimes had taken place in the accident.

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