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News Release
East County Vehicular Crimes Team responds to investigate serious crash in rural Multnomah County Tuesday night (Photo) - 08/11/21

On Tuesday, August 10, at 8:05 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a serious crash involving a VW hatchback and a Yamaha motorcycle on E. Historic Columbia River Highway between SE Nielson and SE Woodard Roads near Springdale. As deputies were responding, it was reported that the vehicles had caught fire and that the fire was spreading up the side of a hill. Firefighters rushed to scene and doused the flames quickly, likely preventing a larger wildland fire.

As firefighters continue to monitor hot spots on the hillside, other first responders tended to the motorcyclist, who was seriously injured. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition. The driver and passenger of the other vehicle did not report any injuries. Due to the severity of the crash, the East County Vehicular Crimes Team (VCT) responded to perform a crash investigation to determine what led up to the collision.

East Historic Columbia River Highway between SE Nielson and Woodard Roads reopened overnight, after all hazards and debris were removed from the highway.

The crash investigation is ongoing, and no further comment can be made at this time.


The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is comprised of specially trained law enforcement members from the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Gresham Police Department and Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. VCT is responsible for investigating serious and fatal vehicle crashes and crimes in Gresham, Fairview, Maywood Park, Troutdale, Wood Village and unincorporated Multnomah County.

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