On Thursday, February 17, 2022 at approximately 11:45 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus motorcycle crash on Highway 66 near milepost 2.
Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Chevy Equinox, operated by Taylor Emily Cranfield (25) of Seattle, WA, was turning left into a driveway, located near the crest of a hill. A Yamaha FSZ motorcycle, operated by Madrik Pergin Heatherstone (36) of Ashland, was traveling westbound and collided with the right front of the Chevy. Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor.
Madrik Pergin Heatherstone sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Cranfield was not injured.
Hwy 66 as closed for approximately 2 hours.
OSP was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.