Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Old Santiam Highway Near Lebanon

A Linn County sheriff’s deputy marks the road during an investigation of a fatal motorcycle crash near Lebanon. Photo by: Corbin Henderson

UPDATED June 18, 2024

Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Saturday, June 15, at around 7:36 p.m. regarding a single-occupant motorcycle crash that occurred on the 30000 block of Old Santiam Highway.

Deputies arrived at the location a short time later and located the operator, David Harrington, 45, of Lebanon, on the road, not conscious and not breathing.

Deputy David Morrison was the first to arrive and immediately began CPR until Lebanon Fire District arrived on the scene. Medics on the scene determined Harrington succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

The subsequent investigation revealed Harrington was traveling southwest on Old Santiam Highway and failed to negotiate a curve in the road. LCSO reported it doesn’t appear there were any other vehicles involved in the crash. Based on the investigation, speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.


June 15, 2024

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office and Lebanon Fire District responded to a vehicle accident on Saturday, June 15, along Old Santiam Highway. LCSO reported a single motorcycle lost control while traveling on Old Santiam Hwy. near Waterloo Road. The operator of the motorcycle sustained fatal injuries in the crash. At this point it doesn’t appear any other vehicles were involved in the crash. Old Santiam Hwy. will be closed for an extended period of time while deputies investigate the crash.

We will update the story as more information becomes available.