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UPDATE: Deceased Motorcycle Operator Identified in Wednesday Major Crash Team Investigation - 10/12/18

The motorcycle operator that died as a result of injuries suffered during a traffic crash on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, on Northeast Marine Drive has been identified as 48-year-old Thomas M. Sciborski of Portland.

A member of the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office determined Sciborski's death was a result of injuries suffered during the traffic crash.

There have been no citations issued or arrests made as a result of this investigation at this time.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police BureauTraffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

Sciborki's was the 25th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

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On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 2:23 p.m., Port of Portland Police Department Officers responded to the 8300 block of Northeast Marine Drive on the report that a motorcycle and semi-truck collided.

When officers and emergency medical personnel arrived at the crash scene they located a deceased adult male motorcycle operator lying on the roadway. The Port of Portland Police Department contacted the Portland Police Bureau and requested assistance with the investigation. Members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team responded to the scene and assumed the investigation.

Based on the initial investigation, officers believe the semi-truck driver was driving west on Northeast Marine Drive and the motorcycle operator was traveling east on Northeast Marine Drive. Information learned at this time suggests the motorcycle operator left the eastbound lane of travel, attempted to correct his direction of travel, lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the semi-truck.

The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

At this time, officers believe speed was a factor in this fatal traffic crash.

This is the 25th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Major Crash Team in Portland in 2018.

Northeast Marine Drive will be closed for the next four to six hours as this fatal traffic crash investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this investigation should contact Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division Officer David Enz at 503-823-2208 or David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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