$1K reward offered for info on crash that hurt Oakland man

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- Authorities say that friends of a 73-year-old Oakland man are offering a reward of up to $1,000 to help Oregon State Police find the driver and vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash along Highway 101.

The crash occurred about one mile north of Winchester Bay on February 15.

Authorities say that at about 4:00 pm, Gary B. Young of Oakland, was driving a 1984 three-wheel Honda motorcycle northbound on Highway 101 near Surfwood Campground, and was being followed by a riding partner.

That's when troopers say a silver SUV passed the riding partner, and then as the SUV attempted to pass Young's motorcycle, it ran into the left rear of the bike, forcing it off the road.

Young, who was wearing a helmet in the crash, was injured and taken to Mercy Medical Center for treatment.

The suspect vehicle continued northbound without stopping at the scene, troopers said.

Now, authorities say friends of the Young's are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact OSP Senior Trooper Freddie Dunlap at (541) 888-2677.