PHILOMATH, Ore. -- A 19-year-old community college student from Oakland has died after he apparently hit a tree while riding an all-terrain vehicle in Philomath in Oregon's Willamette Valley.
Benton County sheriff's Capt. Greg Ridler says Shaquille Sayles, a standout baseball player who graduated from Antioch High School, was visiting friends Tuesday night and early Wednesday and had gone riding ATVs with one friend at about 4 a.m. The two got separated and Sayles was later found seriously injured. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Ridler says deputies are investigating the crash but believe alcohol was a factor.
The Corvallis Gazette-Times says Sayles was enrolled in Linn-Benton Community College and was believed to be living locally in Albany, Ore.