Motorcyclist killed in Ore. crash ID'd as Bellingham man

The Bellingham man was killed in the crash on a rural Oregon highway. (Photo credit: Ore. State Police)

HINES, Ore. - A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a semi truck in Oregon this week has been identified as a Bellingham, Wash., man.

The incident unfolded Tuesday afternoon along Highway 205 near Hines, Ore., said Capt. Tim Fox of the Oregon State Police.

A semi rig with two trailers full of hay was turning left onto a local road when the motorcycle rider, David McNeill, 74, of Bellingham, attempted to pass it.

The motorcycle slid under the first semi trailer before coming to a stop. The semi-truck and trailers were able to stop without running over McNeill, but he suffered very severe injuries.

McNeill was taken to a local hospital then airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Boise, Idaho, where he died of his injuries Wednesday night.

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