Motorcyclist dies in crash with semi on Marine Drive

NE 33rd Avenue through NE 122nd Avenue was closed for several hours

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A motorcyclist died after colliding with a semi-truck on Northeast Marine Drive Wednesday afternoon.  

Portland police believe the man driving the motorcycle was heading east when he left his lane and tried to correct himself, then lost control and hit the westbound semi-truck. Investigators believe speed contributed to the crash.

The truck driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No citations have been issued.

The motorcyclist was later identified as 48-year-old Thomas M. Sciborski of Portland.

Marine Drive was closed from Northeast 33rd Avenue through Northeast 122nd Avenue for several hours. 

Police said this was the 25th traffic death in Portland this year.

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