PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A motorcyclist died Thursday night in a crash on southbound Interstate 5 in North Portland, police said.
The Major Crash Team responded to the incident at the Rosa Parks Way ramp around 9:30 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a motorcycle rider had crashed into a signpost. Police say they believe the rider was going at a high rate of speed down the freeway before they left the roadway and collided with the sign.
The rider was the only one involved in the crash and sadly died at the scene. Their identity has not yet been released.
This was the 45th deadly traffic accident so far this year, according to the Portland Police Bureau.