On September 25, 2018 at approximately 1:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on SR 140E near milepost 39 in Lake County, east of Adel.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Michael L. Paston (68) from Sterling, Colorado, was traveling eastbound on SR 140 when, for an unknown reason, the motorcycle drifted into the westbound ditch and rolled. Paston sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.
SR 140E was closed for over an hour following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Lakeview EMS.