North Portland Sunday night a motorcyclist died after being in a crash with a pickup truck, according to police.
The motorcyclist was Joshua Michael Terry, and he died later at the scene of the incident at around 8:30 p.m. at the 6100 block of N. Marine Drive. The 20-year-old motorcyclist was accompanied by additional cyclists and were heading east from Kelly Point Park when the collision occurred.
Investigators believe Terry and the others, members of a car and motorcycle enthusiast group called Red Door Meet, were travelling more than 100 mph at the time, evidence concludes one rider performed a wheelie.
When authorities arrived, they discovered both Terry and the 24-year-old driver of the pickup truck suffering from life-threatening injuries. The pickup truck was headed east from Kelly Point Park as well; the truck did a U-turn on Marine Drive. The motorcyclist, Terry, slammed into the side of the pickup, instantly killing him and severely injuring the pickup driver.
The investigation is still ongoing, and no apparent citations have been issued as of now.
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