Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Highway 99E in Clackamas County

A Portland man was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle in Milwaukie, Oregon State Police reported.

According to troopers, James Robert Sheehan, 57, was driving a red Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound when he collided with a southbound silver Mazda MZ3, operated by 76-year-old Oregon City resident David Norby, which was turning left across traffic.

The crash occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Highway 99E near Southeast Jennings Avenue.

Sheehan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Norby was not hurt in the collision.

Investigators are looking into the motorcycle’s speed as a possible factor in the crash, according to Captain Stephanie Bigman, a spokeswoman for the Oregon State Police.

OSP was assisted by Gladstone Police Department, Clackamas Fire Department, AMR and ODOT.

Sheehan was owner and founder of the Muddy Rudder Public House, a neighborhood pub and music venue he opened in the Sellwood neighborhood of southeast Portland in 2007.

An experienced builder and motorcycle enthusiast, Sheehan reworked the cabinetry, flooring and other custom woodwork and drew on his background in the fishing industry in crafting the pub’s maritime theme.

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