Motorcyclist dies in crash in Boring


PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A motorcycle rider died in a crash outside of Boring Sunday evening, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the fatal crash involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle and reported that the driver of the pickup truck was cooperating at the scene. A passenger in the pickup truck was taken to a nearby hospital.

Southeast 362nd Avenue was closed in both directions at the 10400-block while the sheriff’s crash reconstruction team cleared the area and investigated.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office identified the motorcycle rider as 40-year-old Robert Burke Jr. He was declared dead at the scene of the crash.

A preliminary crash investigation indicated that Burke and a fellow motorcycle rider were speeding south on SE 362nd Ave when the pickup truck attempted to turn north as the driver was leaving a mobile home park. The driver stopped suddenly when they saw Burke approach and Burke attempted to veer around the truck but collided with it instead, said the sheriff’s office.

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