Police: Motorcyclist killed in Marine Drive crash during reported street race; another driver quoted | Local News
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A person died early Monday morning after an accident in North Portland, and his death appears to have occurred during a street race, police said.
According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded around 12:51 a.m. to a crash in the 6200 block of North Marine Drive.
On the spot, the police learned that a motorcycle had struck a Mercedes sedan.
The motorcyclist died at the scene, police said. Their identity has not been revealed.
Police reported no other injuries.
PPB said the fatal crash took place during a reported illegal street racing event in the area with around 350 people in attendance.
Investigators believe speed likely played a role in the crash and the Mercedes and motorcycle may have been involved in sprint races.
The driver of the Mercedes, identified as 19-year-old Raphael Andres Orozco of Portland, was cited for reckless driving.
The accident is still under investigation.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact Constable Phillip Maynard at Phillip.Maynard@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2216, or Sgt. Ty Engstrom at Ty.Engstrom@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2224.
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