Crash on Highway 126 and Quince takes life of North Bend Man


Sept. 26, 2022 — A fatal accident involving a motorcycle and small motor home occurred on Sunday, Sept. 25, taking the life of 20-year-old North Bend resident Ghage Robinette, according to the Florence Police Department (FPD).

At 2:20 p.m. on Sept. 25, dispatch received a report of the crash at the intersection of Quince Street and Highway 126.

According to FPD, Robinette was traveling eastbound when he collided with the front of the RV, which was making a left turn onto the highway.

FPD, Western Lane Fire and EMS Authority and units from Oregon State Police responded immediately to the call.

A fire and ambulance unit arrived on the scene, attempting life saving measures on Robinette. However, the injuries were severe and he was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates Robinette’s speed may have been a factor in the crash.

The Oregon State Police Traffic Crash Investigators assisted in processing the scene, as did Oregon Department of Incident Response, along with numerous witnesses and the other driver of the RV.

The area of Highway 126 and Quince Street was closed for several hours while the scene was investigated.

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