FATAL CRASH ON HWY 34 - LINN COUNTY
Oregon State Police
On September 3, 2020 at approximately 8:11 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 34 near milepost 3.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Honda motorcycle, operated by Curtis James (63) of Corvallis, was eastbound and turned left to go (north) onto Riverside Dr. He turned into the path of and collided with a westbound Ford F-150 pickup operated by Steven Harder (54) of Corvallis.
James sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The westbound lane remained closed for approximately 2.5 hours.
OSP was assisted by the Benton County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Corvallis Fire and Rescue.