A Washington died Friday afternoon, Oct. 1, and his father was hurt, when the motorcycles they were riding went off Highway 7 near Mason Dam and crashed.

David Anderson IV, 35, of Gig Harbor, was riding a Honda VTX 1800 motorcycle, according to Oregon State Police.

Anderson died at the scene.

His father and riding companion, David Anderson III, 65, also of Gig Harbor, was taken by Life Flight to the hospital.

He was in fair condition Monday morning, Oct. 4 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise.

The elder Anderson was riding an Indian Roadster motorcycle, according to OSP.

Both men were riding east on Highway 7 near Milepost 34 when they both failed to negotiate a curve and rode off the highway.

According to an OSP report, based on witness statements and evidence on the highway, the riders had sped up to pass other vehicles just before a sweeping turn to the right. Both motorcycles overturned, ejecting the riders.

According to witnesses, the motorcycles did not collide with each other during the crash.

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