PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A 13-year old boy is dead after he and a 17-year-old struck a motorcycle on Highway 99 near Woodburn Tuesday night, according to authorities.
Oregon State Police said the crash happened shortly before 9:40 p.m. when the teens were trying to pass a vehicle near milepost 33.
As the teens were trying to pass, officials said the 17-year-old driver lost control sending their Chevrolet Classic to collide with an oncoming Indian motorcycle. The Chevrolet reportedly rolled several times before coming to a rest in a ditch.
The younger boy who was not wearing a seatbelt was ejected and killed in the crash, according to OSP. The teen driver and 52-year-old motorcyclist, Jamil Nester, were taken to a nearby hospital.
The crash closed the highway for about 7 hours. The investigation is ongoing.