SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A motorcyclist riding a wheelie lost control, hit a utility pole and died in a crash in a neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Jeremy Kenneth Gale, 39, of California was pronounced dead at the scene, Springfield Police said.
The crash happened around 2:15 p.m. at 1st Place and J Street.
Police said Gale lost control as he was riding a wheelie on his 2006 Yamaha motorcycle.
The bike hit a utility pole.
The crash killed Gale.
No one else was injured.