PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – One person died early Monday morning after an accident in north Portland, and his death appears to have occurred during a street race, police said.
According to the Portland Police Department, officers responded at around 12:51 a.m. to an accident in the 6200 block of North Marine Drive.
On the spot, the police learned that a motorcycle had hit a Mercedes sedan.
The biker died instantly, police said. Their identity has not been disclosed.
Police did not report any other injuries.
PPB said the fatal crash took place during a reported illegal street race in the area with around 350 people in attendance.
Investigators believe that speed was likely a factor in the crash, and that the Mercedes and the motorcycle may have been involved in speed races.
The driver of the Mercedes, identified as 19-year-old Raphael Andres Orozco of Portland, has been cited for reckless driving.
The accident is still under investigation.
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