JEWELL - A 60-year-old Canadian motorcycle rider died Tuesday afternoon when he struck the side of a sport utility vehicle turning into a private driveway along Oregon Highway 103 south of Jewell.

He was identified today as Donald A. Labine, 60, of Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.

Oregon State Police reported that the accident happened about 1:27 p.m.

Richard A. Morgan, 71, from Kettle Falls, Wash., was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee north on Highway 103 near Milepost 6 when he attempted to turn into a private driveway.

As the Jeep turned left it did so in front of a southbound 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle. Labine's cycle crashed into the passenger side of the Jeep.

Labine, who was wearing a protective helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene after fire personnel and others attempted to revive him.

The victim's brother was amongst a group of motorcyclists who were riding ahead of the victim, although they did not witness the crash. They backtracked on the highway when they saw Labinewas no longer behind them, troopers said.

Morgan was using safety restraints and was not injured.

Oregon State Police troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Elsie-Vine Maple Fire Department, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and Medix ambulance assisted at the scene.


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