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Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports on July 21, 2018, at 6:51 p.m., deputies responded to a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle near the 25000 block of Gap Road just south of Brownsville. Preliminary investigation revealed Steven Ray Bailey (64) of Creswell, Oregon, was traveling with a companion on separate motorcycles southbound on Gap Road. Bailey’s 1997 Suzuki motorcycle left the south bound lane of travel, crossing the north bound lane of travel, through a ditch, and collided with a driveway culvert. Deputies believe speed was a contributing factor in the crash. CPR was performed on Bailey by a bystander and emergency personnel for approximately thirty (30) minutes before Bailey was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Bailey was transported to Fisher Funeral Home in Albany.
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by the Brownsville and Lebanon Fire Departments, Oregon Department of Forestry Fire units, and the Linn County Medical Examiners Office.