‘Cycle crash kills man in Pleasant Valley

It looks as if the rider strayed off the road, before ending up in a ditch, in this tragic outer East Portland accident …

Emergency medical first responders, as well as Portland Police Bureau officers, come to help a motorcycle rider who apparently ran off the road.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

A motorcyclist was killed in a single vehicle crash in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood the afternoon of March 31.

Portland Police Bureau (PPB) East Precinct officers were dispatched at 1:00p.m. to an injury crash near in far southeast corner of the city, at SE Southeast Barbara Welch Road and 144th Avenue.

This is the motorcycle left behind when its rider was killed after going off the road. PPB image

“Officers located a motorcycle, off the road, that had gone into a creek,” a PPB official said. “Medical personnel from Portland Fire & Rescue and American Medical Response arrived to provide lifesaving care, but the rider, an adult male, was determined to be deceased.”

The PPB’s Major Crash Team came to investigate the crash, closing SE Barbara Welch Road, between Foster Road and 152nd Avenue, for several hours.

The accident remains under investigation; other information, including the deceased’s name, has not been disclosed.

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