UPDATE #2 - FATALITY: Major Crash Team Responding to a Motorcycle Crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road (Photo)

July 15, 2014 16:35

  

The motorcycle rider killed on Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Robert Carl Tilander Jr. of Southeast Portland. Investigators determined that speed was a factor in the crash. It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results which are expected to take several weeks.

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Traffic officers are continuing to investigate the cause of a motorcycle crash that occurred on Northeast Cornfoot Road.

The rider, a 54-year-old male, died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by his friend and medical personnel.

Preliminary information indicates that the rider was eastbound on Cornfoot Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole. The crash occurred just West of the main gate to the Portland Air National Guard Base (PANG). The rider does not appear to have any connection to PANG.

Cornfoot Road should be re-opened to traffic within the next two hours.

The rider's name will be released tomorrow after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

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This afternoon, Monday July 14, 2014, at 5:06 p.m., North Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Northeast Cornfoot Road, West of Alderwood Road.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and began attempting life-saving CPR on the rider.

Northeast Cornfoot Road is closed in both directions and the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to conduct an investigation.

Interested media should stage on the Alderwood side of the crash scene.

PIO is enroute, ETA 10-15 minutes.

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