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Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash on Hwy 20 east of Sweet Home

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A motorcyclist crossed into oncoming traffic in a curve and collided with an oncoming pickup on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home on Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said. (OSP)

SWEET HOME, Ore. - A motorcyclist crossed into oncoming traffic in a curve and collided with an oncoming pickup on Highway 20 east of Sweet Home on Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State Police said.

The motorcyclist - Robert DeLong, 74, of Willamina, Oregon - died at the scene, police said. He was wearing a helmet.

DeLong was eastbound on a 2002 Harley Davidson when he crossed the centerline while negotiating a righthand curve in the highway.

His motorcycle hit the front of an oncoming Toyota Tacoma driven by a 27-year-old Santa Ana, California, man. The driver of the pickup was not physically injured, police said.