(Update) Major Crash Team Activation in North Portland - fatal crash investigation - correction

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April 19, 2021 16:20

  

This morning officers responded to the report of a crash on North Marine Drive at about 12:51 a.m. An earlier release listed the time incorrectly.
One person riding a motorcycle died and will be identified later, pending notification of family.

Investigators believe speed was likely a factor in this crash, and that both vehicles involved may have been involved in speed racing.

19-year-old Raphael Andres Orozco, of Portland, was driving a Mercedes sedan at the time of the collision. Mr. Orozco was cited for Reckless Driving. This case remains under investigation.

This was the 23rd activation of the Major Crash Team, and the 21st fatal crash in Portland in 2021.

Anyone with information about this crash can contact Officer Phillip Maynard Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2216 or Sgt. Ty Engstrom Ty.Engstrom@portlandoregon.gov 503-823-2224.

An earlier release had an incorrect phone number.
###PPB###

On April 19, 2021, at about 12:21, a.m., Portland Police officers from the North Precinct responded to the report of a crash in the 6200 block of N. Marine Drive. Officers arrived to find that a motorcycle rider crashed into another vehicle. The motorcyclist died at the scene.

It was reported to police that there were approximately 350 people in the area for an illegal street racing event taking place at the time.

The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team has responded to investigate.

N. Marine Drive will be shut down in the area for the next couple of hours. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 503-823-3333 and reference case #21-104706.

The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released when appropriate.

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