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St. Helens man killed in motorcycle crash Monday

Aaron Chappell, owner of Outlaw Exhaust and Customs, killed in single-vehicle crash


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Aaron Chappell, 36, was riding this motorcycle Monday evening when he lost control of it and crashed near the intersection of Ross and Millard roads in Warren. Though LifeFlight was summoned, Chappell was pronounced dead at the scene.A St. Helens businessman was killed early Monday evening when he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding near the Ross and Millard road intersection.

Aaron Chappell, 36, who is the owner of Outlaw Exhaust and Customs in St. Helens, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene soon after 5:30 p.m. when a caller notified dispatch services of the crash.

The caller, who is not identified in the Sheriff’s Office press release, was administering CPR to Chappell when emergency medical service teams arrived at the scene. A LifeFlight helicopter also arrived at the scene.

Chappell is a 1995 graduate of Scappoose High School. He lived in St. Helens.

A graveside service has been scheduled for Friday, Aug. 9 at 1 p.m at Bethany Memorial Cemetery in Warren with a Celebration of Life to follow at Outlaw Exhaust and Customs in St. Helens. A memorial fund also has been set up for Chappell’s family at St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union.

Investigators are still looking into the crash.

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