Man dies in head-on motorcycle crash on Highway 126E

BLUE RIVER, Ore. -- A man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 126E near the McKenzie Bridge, state troopers said.

Officials said the man was riding a Yamaha motorcycle with a small utility trailer east on the McKenzie River Highway when at around noon he crossed over into the westbound lanes.

The motorcyclist crashed head-on with a Honda Accord near Mill Creek Road.

The motorcycle rider, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike. Emergency crews pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The Honda's driver, Ellen Weaver, 77 of Eugene, was taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center where she was treated for minor crash injuries.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the collision to call crash investigators at 800-452-7888.