Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash around 2:39 a.m. Tuesday.

Portland Police say the rider hit a GMC pick-up that was turning southbound onto Southeast 141st Avenue from westbound Southeast Powell Boulevard. 

The motorcycle operator was ejected from the motorcycle and after landing on the ground was struck by a red Ford sedan that was traveling westbound on Southeast Powell Boulevard. 

The operators of the GMC truck and Ford sedan remained at the scene of the crash. 

During the investigation, officers believed the driver of the red Ford was driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

The driver of the Ford sedan, 26-year-old Rory A. Morgan, was taken into custody. Morgan was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. 

The deceased person will be identified after the Oregon State Medical Examiner has performed an autopsy and the next of kin have been notified. 


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