Oregon Man Dies After Motorcycle Collides with SUV

On Friday, February 18th, 2022 at approximately 12:33 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 211 at SE Eagle Creek Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound blue Honda CRV, operated by Bonnie Pickner (69) of Silverton, attempted to turn east onto SE Eagle Creek Road. According to witnesses, a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Jade Dominic Pruitt (51) of Mulino, was northbound on SR-211 and collided with the Honda.

Pruitt suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. An improperly executed left turn is being investigated as a contributing factor to the collision. 

Hwy 211 was closed for two hours while the Oregon State Police investigated the incident. A member of Oregon State Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and investigated the crash.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Clackamas Fire, and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner’s Office.

This makes at least four serious or fatal accidents, involving motorcycles, in the state in the past three days. Remember to watch out for motorcyclists while driving, and all drivers or riders should practice defensive driving while operating a motorcycle or vehicle on public roads.

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