Florence man loses life in fatal motorcycle crash near Burns

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Dan Barnum, 61, was pronounced deceased at the scene

(Oregon State Police photo)

Earlier today, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 163 in Harney County, which is approximately 30 miles east of Burns. Preliminary investigation of the accident stated that Florence resident, Dan Barnum, 61, was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading west on Highway 20 at about 70 mph when drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder, losing control in the loose gravel.

There were no passengers on the motorcycle and Barnum was pronounced deceased on the scene after lifesaving efforts were made.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's office and Harney District Ambulance.

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