Major Crash Team Activation in North Portland - fatal crash investigation

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October 23, 2020 07:45


On October 22, 2020 at about 9:24 p.m., Portland Police responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Interstate 5, southbound at the Rosa Parks Boulevard ramp. Officers arrived to find that a motorcycle rider crashed into a sign post.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to investigate. The preliminary investigation indicated that the motorcycle was travelling at a high speed on the freeway, left the roadway and struck a sign. There was one rider on the motorcycle, who died at the scene.

This was the 45th traffic fatality investigated by the crash team in 2020.

This crash is still under investigation. Anyone with information can contact Officer Garrett Dow at or 503-823-5070.


The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to southbound I-5 just north of Rosa Parks Way to assist in a traffic crash investigation. A motorist involved in the traffic crash is deceased. The Rosa Parks Way off ramp from southbound I-5 is closed.

No additional information is available at this time. The PIO is not responding to the scene.

An updated news release or social media post will be pushed out as investigators learn more.



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