Marine Drive crash kills motorcycle rider
UPDATE: Police say victim part of group speeding on road
A man riding a motorcycle was killed Sunday evening in a collision on North Marine Drive.
The victim has been identified as Joshua Michael Terry, 20.
Terry died after colliding with a pickup driven by Robert Somes, 24, who was seriously injured in the crash.
Police say the crash happened at about 8:23 p.m. Aug. 23, in the 6100 block of North Marine Drive.
According to police, investigators learned that Terry, along with several other motorcycle riders left Kelley Point Park and were riding eastbound on Marine Drive. Several witnesses say the group was traveling at a high rate of speed, possibly exceeding 100 miles per hour, and least one rider was performing a wheelie.
Somes, accompanied by a female passenger, had also left Kelley Point Park and were heading eastbound on Marine Drive, ahead of the group of motorcycle riders. Somes did a u-turn on Marine Drive to head back westbound when Terry crashed into the side of Somes' truck, striking the driver's door area. The impact of the crash killed Terry and injured Somes.
Investigators were told that the group of motorcycle riders were part of a group called "Red Door Meet," which is a group of motorcycle and car performance enthusiasts.
The investigation is continuing and no arrests or citations have been issued. Upon completion of the investigation, the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will review the case.