Motorcycle/Car Fatal Crash

Beaverton Police Dept. - 06/22/18

On June 20, 2018, Beaverton Police officers investigated a two vehicle traffic crash at SW Murray Blvd/SW Walker Rd.  One of the drivers, 29-year-old Michael Robert Jones, passed away due to the injuries he sustained in the crash.

At 8:30 a.m. on the 20th, Beaverton Police officers and Washington County deputies responded to a two vehicle crash in the intersection of SW Murray Blvd/SW Walker Rd.  When officers arrived, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue personnel were already attending to Mr. Jones’ injuries.  Mr. Jones was transported by Metro West Ambulance to Emanuel Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation revealed Mr. Jones was riding a 2011 Yamaha R1 south on SW Murray approaching the SW Walker Rd intersection.  Witnesses stated Mr. Jones was lane splitting and passing vehicles.  Witnesses said Mr. Jones ran his red light at SW Walker Rd and collided with a 2014 BMW 535 which was turning left from northbound SW Murray Rd onto westbound SW Walker Rd.  The driver of the BMW was uninjured.  The motorcycle Mr. Jones was driving had been reported stolen out of San Francisco on March 31, 2018.  Mr. Jones’ family resides in California and he had recently moved to Oregon.

The intersection was closed for approximately three hours while Beaverton Police crash investigators diagramed the crash.


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