Aug 22,2006 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
A Bend man was killed in a crash Monday night when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve and struck a concrete post on Northeast 8th Street. According to witnesses and police, excessive speed appears to be the primary cause of the accident.
Bend Police officers responded to the scene near Northeast Dyer on Northeast 8th Street about 8:20 p.m. on August 21 and found the only person involved had received life-threatening injuries from the crash. According to Lt. John Gautney, rescue efforts were begun by Bend Police officers and continued by Bend Fire paramedics when they arrived on scene.
Andrew James Michaelis, a 24-year-old Bend resident was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center-Bend where he later died.
Preliminary investigation indicates the primary cause of the crash was due to excessive speed. Alcohol may also have been a factor but test results are not yet available.