A motorcycle crash in the westbound lane of Highway 234 near Gold Hill resulted in the death of the rider this morning, emergency service officials said.

A motorcycle crash in the westbound lane of Highway 234 near Gold Hill resulted in the death of the rider this morning, emergency service officials said.

The motorcyclist reportedly veered off the road in a stretch of highway without a shoulder, according to Fire District No. 3.

The crash occurred just before 11 a.m.

More details will be made available later from the Oregon State Police.

— Damian Mann