Motorcyclist dies in crash in Salem neighborhood


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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A motorcyclist died after crashing Saturday evening in a Salem residential area, the Salem Police Department said.

Police responded to a crash around 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Fairway Avenue and Lexington Circle Southeast.

The first officer on the scene attempted to save 41-year-old David Lewallen before paramedics arrived, SPD said, but he was declared dead.

According to SPD, a crash investigation indicated Lewallen was driving south when he lost control around a curve and hit multiple objects.

Lewallen was the only one involved in the crash, police said.

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