Fatal Crash on Hwy 197 – Wasco County

On Saturday, July 4, 2020 at approximately 2:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a crash on Hwy 197 near milepost 38.

Preliminary investigation showed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Nathan Pyle (46) of Dallas, OR. was riding northbound in a group of motorcycles.  The riders were slowing to turn left onto Juniper Flat Rd.  Pyle was not able to stop and crashed avoiding the other motorcycles.

Pyle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, South Wasco Ambulance, Juniper Flat and Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.

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