A Tuesday morning crash has claimed the life of a motorcyclist south of Tillamook on Highway 101.
The Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Van Nordquist, 70, of Cannon Beach, was southbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a Freightliner semi-truck (towing two empty trailers) operated by Joshua Mullins 24, of Vancouver, Washington.
Motorcyclist Nordquist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Highway 101 was closed for nearly five hours. ODOT established a detour around the crash.
OSP was assisted by Cannon Beach Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, Cannon Beach Fire Department and ODOT.