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Sherwood motorcyclist killed on Scholls-Sherwood

The accident occurred near Lebeau Road


Washington County sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday evening to a motorcycle crash that killed a Sherwood man on Southwest Scholls-Sherwood Road near Southwest Lebeau Road.by: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT - A Sherwood man died Wednesday evening after his motorcycle crossed a center line on Scholls-Sherwood Road and collided with another vehicle.

At 6:28 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Southwest Scholls- Sherwood Road just outside Sherwood city limits, according to Sgt. Vince Stimler, a public information officer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a motorcycle driven by Martin Ellis, 57, crossed the center line while driving north on Scholls-Sherwood Road colliding head-on with a vehicle driven by Brian Medley, 40, of Hillsboro, who was driving a southbound 1995 Isuzu Rodeo. Ellis died at the scene and his of kin has been notified.

Both Medley and his passenger, Danny Hetzel, 47, of Forest Grove, were not injured.

Deputies were not able to determine why Ellis crossed the center line with his motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.

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