Police say motorcyclist Daniel Lucero, 33, died when he ran a red light and hit a van on 99E.

Oregon State Police reported that a Gervais man died after a crash in Oregon City on Saturday.

A preliminary investigation revealed that Daniel Lucero, 33, of Gervais was operating a Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on Highway 99E near Dunes Road. Witnesses said the motorcycle ran a red light and collided nearly head-on with a Chevrolet van driven by Joel Gibson, 39, of Medford. Lucero was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no report on Gibson's status.

The highway was closed for more than three hours while OSP investigated the incident. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon City Police, Gladstone Police, AMR, Clackamas County Fire, Clackamas County ME and ODOT all assisted at the scene.

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