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Gig Harbor man killed in Oregon motorcycle crash

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A motorcycle crash in Baker County, Oregon on Friday killed one Gig Harbor man and injured another, Oregon State Police said.

Troopers identified the deceased as David Anderson IV, 35, according a news release from state police. David Anderson III, 65, was also injured in the crash and was airlifted to the hospital via Life Flight.

On Friday, troopers responded about 4:05 p.m. to a crash involving two motorcycles on Oregon Route 7, according to the release.

Troopers said Anderson IV, driving a Honda VTX1800, and Anderson III, driving an Indian Roadster, were traveling north on the highway when they both failed to negotiate a turn and left the roadway.

Witnesses told police the motorcycles did not strike each other.

This story was originally published October 4, 2021 12:45 PM.

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Peter Talbot covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. He started with The News Tribune in 2021. Before that, he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism at Indiana University. In college, he worked as an intern at NPR in Washington, D.C. He also interned for the Oregonian and the Tampa Bay Times.