UPDATE: Fatal Crash Involved a Vehicle and Bicycle

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November 16, 2020 09:24

  

Additional information is being released about a fatal crash investigation that began Thursday evening.

On November 12, 2020 at 8:09p.m., East Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a bicycle versus vehicle crash at East Burnside Street at Southeast 122nd Avenue. Portland Fire and Rescue paramedics responded as well, and the crash scene was located east of the intersection. Despite lifesaving measures taken, the bicyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team responded to assume the investigation. The vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban, was going eastbound while the bicyclist was riding westbound in the single eastbound travel lane. They crashed head-on. Investigators believe that poor visibility was a factor in the crash. No arrests or citations have been issued, although the investigation is continuing. If anyone has information about this crash, please contact Officer Chris Johnson at 503-823-2213 or Chris.Johnson@portlandoregon.gov .

The deceased is identified as Antonio Sage Rodriguez, 28, of Portland. His family has been notified of his death.

This is the 44th Major Crash Team activation for 2020, and the 47th fatality investigated in the City of Portland.

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The Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to the 12200 block of East Burnside Street to assist in a traffic crash investigation involving a fatality. Traffic is closed in all directions at East Burnside Street and Southeast 122nd Avenue.

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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