Northbound motorcyclist struck back of vehicle operated by Culver resident and lost control.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - A motorcyclist died from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash just south of Terrebonne.A Terrebonne man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 97, near Odem Avenue, south of Terrebonne.

According to Oregon State Police, on Sept. 14, at 4:30 p.m., OSP and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of the crash.

The investigation revealed that a black 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Terrebonne resident Robert Constant, 68, had been traveling northbound, when traffic congestion forced vehicles in front of him to slow.

Constant lost control of the motorcycle and laid it down while attempting to stop.

The motorcycle slid and crashed into a green 1995 Geo Metro, operated by Culver resident Traci Sauls, 51, who sustained a minor injury.

Constant was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Redmond and then was transported via air ambulance to St. Charles Bend. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Speed and following distance are believed to be a contributing factor in the crash. The Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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