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Newberg motorcyclist killed in crash

Courtesy Oregon State Police##A Newberg motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a crash on Highway 99W.
Courtesy Oregon State Police##A Newberg motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a crash on Highway 99W.

NEWBERG - A Newberg motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in a crash north of Newberg on Highway 99W that backed up morning rush-hour traffic in both directions for several hours.

Gary L. Routon, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Oregon State Police. It gave this account:

About 6:15 a.m., a 2012 Acura MDX driven by Shanna F. Peralta, 40, of Newberg, was northbound when she encountered stopped traffic, which was the result of another crash.

She braked and came to a stop. Routon, operating a 2002 Harley Davidson, was following, he rear-ended the vehicle and was ejected. Peralta was not injured.

Traffic was reduced to one lane in each direction while the crash was investigated by by the county's Multi-Agency Traffic Team.

 

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