PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in Northeast Portland’s Wilkes neighborhood.
Portland police said a minivan was northbound on NE 162nd Avenue and turning west onto NE Sandy Boulevard on a green light when a motorcycle eastbound on NE Sandy Boulevard went through the intersection on a red light, hitting the front driver’s side of the minivan.
The motorcyclist died despite lifesaving efforts by paramedics. He was later identified as 31-year-old Michael Gazeley-Romney of Portland.
The van driver stayed and cooperated with authorities. One person in the vehicle was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
No charges or citations have been issued. This was the 30th traffic death in 2021 in Portland, police said.