Agate Road accident kills motorcyclist

A motorcyclist died on Agate Road this morning after veering off the road and hitting a fence.

Jake Kenneth Tiffee, 32, no address listed, was riding with his brother, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department said. He was riding a 2004 Yamaha YFR that belonged to a friend. Clarification: See below.

As the two brothers, each on a separate motorcycle, came to an S-curve in Agate Road just before the intersection with Old Linn Road, Tiffee went off the road into a ditch for an unknown reason, Jackson County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Rick Kennedy said.

Tiffee, who wore a helmet, was thrown from the bike and hit a fence. He was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

A multi-agency crash reconstruction team was called to investigate the death. Toxicology tests will be done, Kennedy said. The investigation is ongoing.

— Anita Burke

Clarification: Details about the owner of the bike have been added to this story.

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