Central Oregon man, 29, killed in motorcycle crash; excessive speed cited as likely factor


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BEND, Oregon — Authorities say a 29-year-old man from Sisters, Oregon, died at the scene when his motorcycle struck a tree and fence after failing to negotiate a curve.

Sgt. Vance Lawrence of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office says excessive speed appears to be a factor in the Sunday night crash in Redmond that killed Shemaiah Gillan.

He says alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor, and the pavement was dry.

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