A motorcyclist was killed after hitting the back of a pickup truck on Highway 99E in Milwaukie just after midnight Friday, the Oregon State Police said.
The crash happened around 12:29 a.m. near the corner of Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard and Boardman Avenue.
According to OSP, 34-year-old Portland resident Norman Steach was driving a green and black Kawasaki motorcycle when he rear-ended a Ford F-150 driven by 44-year-old Benjamin Partain, also of Portland.
Steach was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. OSP said Steach’s high speed is believed to have been a contributing factor to the crash.
The roadway was closed for three hours while crash investigators examined the scene.
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