Speed Believed to be Factor in Deadly JoCo Motorcycle Crash

On October 8th, 2022, at 6:37 pm, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Thompson Creek Road. Prior to law enforcement arrival, the rider, 54 year old Jacob Irison McNeil, was transported by American Medical Response to Three Rivers Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Area of Crash

Witnesses at the scene stated McNeil and a second motorcycle were traveling northbound on Thompson Creek Road at a high rate of speed when McNeil failed to negotiate the turn onto Lakeshore Drive from Thompson Creek Road.

McNeil was thrown from his motorcycle when it left the roadway and struck a fence. It is unknown if he was wearing a helmet. The second motorcycle left the scene prior to law enforcement arrival and has not been identified.

Next of kin has been notified. Officials say there is no further information at this time.

Source: JoCo SO