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Florence man dies in motorcycle crash near Burns

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A Florence man died in a motorcycle crash near Burns late Friday morning.

Around 11:50 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to the crash on Highway 20 near milepost 163 in Harney County, about 30 miles east of Burns.

OSP said preliminary investigation revealed that 61-year-old Dan Barnum, from Florence, was riding a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Hwy 20 at about 70 miles per hour. OSP says the speed limit in the area is 65 miles per hour.

According to OSP, Barnum drifted off the roadway onto the shoulder for an unknown reason and lost control in the gravel.

Lifesaving efforts were made but Barnum was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers on the motorcycle.

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