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UPDATE: Police ID dead motorcyclist after collision with semi-truck in Troutdale
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UPDATE: Police have identified the deceased motorcyclist as Paul R. Woods, 29, of Portland. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner has stated that the cause of death was multiple blunt force traumas. Woods' death was ruled accidental.
The collision of a semi-truck and a motorcyclist left the rider of the bike dead, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reports. The truck driver was not injured.
Police say the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, near the intersection of Northeast Graham Road and Northwest Frontage Road in Troutdale.
According to a press release, the semi-truck and the motorcyclist were traveling west on Interstate 84 when both drivers turned onto the Exit 17 off-ramp.
The motorcyclist attempted to turn right on Northeast Graham Road, but then changed course and struck the semi-truck. The truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
The East County Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the accident investigation, the press release states. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham Police and Fairview Police officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.