On Sunday November 7, 2021 at approximately 5:45PM Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Summers Lane and Bristol Avenue in Klamath Falls. The crash involved two vehicles and a motorcycle.

The rider of the motorcycle, Robert Allen Washburn, 66 of Klamath Falls was pronounced deceased on scene. A vehicle impacted the motorcycle Washburn was riding. The crash separated Washburn from the motorcycle and left him in the path of a second vehicle. KCSO deputies on scene attempted CPR however Washburn succumbed due to the severity of his injuries. Deputies were assisted by Klamath County Fire District 1 and Oregon State Police provided crash reconstruction assistance.

The initial investigation suggests that motorcycle speed, handling and equipment failure may have contributed to the crash. The investigation is ongoing, no citations were issued and there were no additional injuries reported from the crash.