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Motorcycle accident claims life

Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred last week in Sherwood.

Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, Martin Ellis, 57, crossed the center line and into the opposing lane of traffic while driving his motorcycle north on Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road near Lebeau Road.

Ellis struck a vehicle driven by Brian Medley, 40, of Hillsboro, who was driving southbound in a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo with passenger Danny Hetzel of Forest Grove.

Ellis, a Sherwood resident, was killed; Medley and Hetzel were not injured.

Law enforcement officials do not know why the motorcycle crossed the center line, and the investigation is continuing.




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