A Hermiston man died on Monday in a collision between a motorcycle and a pick-up truck in front of the Short Stop convenience store.
According to the Oregon State Police, a gray 2013 Dodge pick-up truck, driven by David Wayne Morgan, 75, of Hermiston, was traveling northbound on SR-207 when he made a left turn onto the premises of the Short Stop around 4:21 p.m.
A red 1984 Yamaha XT2 motorcycle, operated by Nathaniel John Bloomer, 56, of Hermiston, was traveling southbound on SR-207 and collided into the side of a 1987 Charm horse trailer being towed by Morgan. Bloomer suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at Good Shepherd Medical Center.
SR-207 was closed for approximately one hour following the crash. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Umatilla County Fire District #1 and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office.
Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor of the crash.