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Bike rider killed in Multnomah Blvd. collision

UPDATE: Victim was a 77-year-old man; driver held on charges


A 77-year-old bicyclist was killed Monday afternoon when Portland police said a driver who appeared impaired struck the bike rider in the 6300 block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard.

Police said Andrzej Kurkowski was struck by a vehicle driven by 61-year-old William E. Tow. Tow is being held in Multnomah County Jail on charges of driving while intoxicated, first-degree manslaughter, second-degree manslaughter and reckless driving.

The collision occured at about 4 p.m. May 30. The Kurkowski and the vehicle were traveling east on Southwest Multnomah Boulevard. Police said Tow was apparently driving fast on the road when the collision occured.

Tow remained at the scene. Investigators arrested him after the collision.