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Portland Police Traffic Investigators issued a traffic citation as a result of this morning's crash on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard.
Investigators learned that a 1993 Ford F-350 pickup truck, driven by 37-year-old Krist Tomas Sandness of Milwaukie, was northbound on McLoughlin at an estimated speed of 80 mph. A 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by 59-year-old John Fannett of Milwaukie, entered the roadway northbound from the Tacoma Street onramp and pulled out in front of the pickup just before the crash.
Based on the pick-up truck driver's speed, investigators issued a traffic citation for Careless Driving to Krist Sandness.
The motorcycle rider was transported to an area hospital with several injuries, none of which are life-threatening.
McLoughlin was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation.
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This morning, Thursday August 2, 2012, at 7:19 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a pick-up truck in the northbound lanes of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard at Tacoma Street in the Eastmoreland neighborhood.
Officers and medical personnel arrived and located both drivers. The motorcycle rider, who was conscious and alert at the scene, has been transported to an area hospital for treatment. The pick-up truck driver has remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Traffic Division investigators are at the scene processing evidence and conducting interviews. Northbound McLoughlin Boulevard remains closed for the time being.
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Sgt. Pete Simpson