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NE Marine Drive head-on collision kills driver

UPDATE • Rory J. Neidert of SE Portland died in the accident

A 23-year-old man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision that closed Northeast Marine Drive for several hours.

Police said Rory James Neidert of Southeast Portland died in the collision.

Portland police said the collision happened at about 2:43 p.m. in the 7800 block of Northeast Marine Drive.

Police said Neidert was driving a Toyota coupe east on Marine Drive when it apparently crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a semi-truck driven by 56-year-old Steven Eugene Means of Troutdale. The impact killed the Toyota's driver and pushed the vehicle into a Honda sedan behind it driven by 39-year-old Erika Ann Desentz of Gresham.

Means and Desentz were not injured.

Northeast Marine Drive was closed for about four hours from 33rd to 122nd avenues as police investigated the crash and crews cleaned up debris.