Motorcycle crash near Bald Peak claims life of Cornelius resident
A motorcyclist from Cornelius died in a head-on collision in the Chehalem Mountains on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Oregon State Police said.
Authorities said Rylie Carlberg, 47, was riding a Buell motorcycle southbound on Highway 219 — signed locally as Northeast Hillsboro Highway — in the Bald Peak area just before 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Carlberg apparently lost control of the motorcycle "for unknown reasons," police said, and collided with a van traveling northbound.
Carlberg suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The van driver and his passengers, who are residents of Beaverton, were not hurt in the collision.
Highway 219 was closed between Bald Peak and Mountain Top roads for about four hours Wednesday evening before reopening, police said.
The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.
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