Police believe mechanical problems may have been at fault
by: Contributed photo, Terri Lee Young, a Sherwood resident, was killed Sunday, April 27 in a motorcycle accident near Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard on Interstate 5.

A Sherwood woman died April 27 in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 5.

Terri Lee Young, 41, was killed at about 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, when the motorcycle she was riding southbound near Southwest Terwilliger Boulevard left the road and slammed into a jersey barrier dividing the north- and south-bound lanes.

Investigators are looking for the cause of the accident. They have found no obvious signs that speed or impairment were factors in the crash. A Portland Police spokesman said mechanical problems may have caused the accident and reported that some witnesses saw the wheel on Young's motorcycle wobbling just before she veered into the barrier.

Young, the director of administrations for Renaissance Homes in Lake Oswego, had lived in Tualatin since 1998, but recently moved to Sherwood, where she lived with her partner, Steven DePaepe. Young leaves behind a son, Jacob, who attends Butte College in California.

Friends and family celebrated Young's life on Saturday, May 3 in Oregon City.

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