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UPDATE: Deceased Motorcycle Operator Identified in April 19th Crash
The motorcycle operator killed on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in a crash involving a motorcycle has been identified as 58-year-old Gregory L. Mitchell.
Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Traffic Investigation Unit continue to investigate this fatal traffic crash.
Investigators have learned that a red sedan was seen in the area of this fatal crash. Anyone with information about a red sedan that may have been in the area of Northeast Marine Drive and Northeast 6th Avenue on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:12 p.m. to contact Portland Police. Information about this investigation should be shared with Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov
This was the twelfth fatal traffic crash investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.
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On Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 11:12 p.m., 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 motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. After the motorcycle operator arrived at an area hospital, medical personnel determined he was deceased.
The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with this investigation.
During this crash investigation, Northeast Marine Drive will be closed between Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and Northeast 33rd Avenue. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next one to two hours.
This investigation is ongoing. Additional information will be provided as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.