As of Friday, July 10, 2015
On July 6, at about 5:11 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash at milepost 68 on Highway 26, east of Government Camp and the Highway 35 junction.
According to Lieut. Pat Shortt, a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Wilbur F Fawcell, age 63, of McCall, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 when he struck a guardrail. Fawcell was ejected onto on the roadway. His motorcycle came to rest 500 feet from the where he struck the guardrail. Fawcell was declared dead on scene. The highway was partially closed for several hours while the investigation was conducted.
The investigation is continuing and excessive speed appears to be the contributing factor to the crash. OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Welches Fire Department.