On Sunday, September 12, 2021 at approximately 12:16 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash on Hwy 207 near milepost 20C, south of Heppner. Preliminary investigation revealed a Suzuki motorcycle, operated by Edmund LaPlante (70) of Oregon City, was southbound when it failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway. LaPlante sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.