A motorcyclist who failed to stop at a stop sign at Scenic Avenue and Highway 99 in Central Point was pronounced dead at the scene according to a news release. The 31-year-old Central Point man driving the motorcycle has been identified as William Hammon. According to Oregon State Police, Hammon was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided into the side of a horse trailer when he failed to stop at a stop sign at about 4:50 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The Yamaha R6 motorcycle crashed into the horse trailer being pulled by a pickup truck headed south on Highway 99. Hammon was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck the wheels of a semi-trailer being pulled by a commercial truck following the pickup truck and horse trailer, according to OSP sergeant David Beck in a release. Hammon was wearing a protective helmet.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Fire District 3 and the Central Point Police Department.