Man killed in Central Point crash identified

The Central Point motorcyclist killed in a crash at the intersection of Scenic Avenue and Highway 99 has been identified.

William Hammon, 31, who failed to stop at a stop sign at the Central Point intersection, was pronounced dead at the scene, a news release confirmed on Sunday.

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 the stop sign at about 4:50 p.m. on Saturday.

The Yamaha R6 motorcycle crashed into the horse trailer being pulled by a pickup headed south on Highway 99.

Hammon was ejected from the motorcycle and then struck the wheels of a semitrailer being pulled by a commercial truck following the pickup and horse trailer, OSP Sgt. David Beck said in the release.

Hammon was wearing a helmet.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Fire District No. 3 and the Central Point Police Department.

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