Motorcycle accident on Hwy. 36 claims life of Swisshome man

MAPLETON—Late Saturday, Oregon State Police reported to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred along Highway 36, near milepost 3, just east of Mapleton. At around 9:30 p.m., troopers arrived to find that a 2007 Honda CBR motorcycle, ridden by 36-year-old Trevor Bernhardt of Swisshome had struck the back end of a large 1998 Black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup, operated by Joshua Lee, age 24, of Mapleton.

The OSP investigation determined that Bernhardt had been traveling eastbound when he rounded a corner and rear-ended the truck as it was turning northward onto North Fork Siuslaw Road.

Bernhard sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

Lee sustained no injuries in the accident.

Bernhardt leaves behind his wife of 16 years, Adrianne Brooks, and their five children. A gofundme account has been set up to help assist the family. To access the page, visit In addition, an account has been set up at Banner Bank in Adrianne Brooks' name, from which donations will go directly to Brooks and her children.

Oregon State Police was assisted on scene by Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue, Deadwood Creek Fire Service and Western Lane Ambulance Service and ODOT.

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