Motorcyclist, 66, killed in crash with SUV driven by teen

Motorcyclist, 66, killed in crash with SUV driven by teen »Play Video
The road was closed while investigators worked at the scene. (KATU image)

SHERWOOD, Ore. - A motorcyclist died in a crash that shut down Southwest Roy Rogers and Scholls-Sherwood roads Thursday night for about four hours, according to police.

Investigators said 66-year-old Dale Smith from King City was killed when a 15-year-old girl driving a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban went onto the shoulder, over-corrected, crossed the center line and hit Smith.

Witnesses say passers-by tried to revive Smith before medics arrived.

The teen, who is from Hubbard, was driving with a valid Oregon instruction permit at the time of the crash. There was a licensed driver and another passenger in the vehicle. They were not hurt.

A sergeant associated with the investigation into the crash said the Washington County District Attorney's Office will review the case and decide if the teen should be charged or cited.