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Local man dies in motorcycle accident

After stunt is completed successfully, something goes wrong with his bike


A 51-year-old man, who is well known around Gresham, Boring and Sandy, died during the Memorial Day weekend.

Kevin C. Hamann was at the Spokane Motorcycle Raceway Park in Airway Heights, Wash., performing a double jump, which he completed successfully.

But, as he entered a turn, his throttle apparently got stuck and the bike raced off the track, sending Hamann airborne for about 45 feet. He landed on his head and continued to tumble on the ground.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Spokane County medical examiner’s autopsy ruled the death accidental, and death was caused by trauma to the head and neck.

One of his friends, Dave Isbell, told The Post he was very sad over the loss of his friend.

“He was one of the finest men that I have ever met,” Isbell said.

Hamann graduated from Sandy High School in 1979, and was married with two children and one grandchild.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Grace Community Church in Gresham.

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