Two killed in separate late Thursday crashes
A driver and a motorcyclist died in separate late Thursday night crashes in Portland.
The names of the victims were not immediately released.
According to police, at 11:12 p.m. April 19, North Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle near the intersection of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 6th Drive.
When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcyclist by ambulance to an area hospital. After he arrived at the hospital, medical personnel determined he was deceased.
The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation, with the assistance of criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division.
Then, at 11:42p.m., East Precinct officers began an investigation involving a two vehicle crash that occurred on eastbound Interstate 84 east of Northeast 82nd Avenue.
Responding officers and emergency medical personnel located two vehicles involved in this crash. Emergency medical personnel determined the driver and only occupant of one vehicle was deceased. The driver and only occupant of the second vehicle involved in this crash sustained what are believed to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team responded and lead this fatal traffic crash investigation.