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Sherwood motorcyclist killed on Scholls-Sherwood

The accident occurred near 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.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.

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 1995 Isuzu Rodeoehicle driven by Brian Medley, 40, of Hillsboro, who was travelling southbound. Ellis died at the scene.

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.

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