Fatal motorcycle accident victim identified

A press release from the Portland Police Bureau naming the person involved in Thursday’s fatal motorcycle accident follows.

“The name of the deceased man who was killed while riding his motorcycle in the area of 148th and Glisan Street has been identified as 42-year-old Curtis Rhodes of Portland.

“Mr. Rhodes lost control of his motorcycle while riding Southbound on 148th Avenue.  Investigators believe speed was a contributing factor in this accident.”

Thursday’s  e-mail from the PPB:

“Today at approximately 10:45 a.m., Portland Police Officers responded to the area of Northeast 148th and Glisan Street on a call of an injury accident involving a motorcycle.  When officers arrived, they located a severely injured motorcycle rider that had apparently loss control of his motorcycle.

“The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team was called to the scene to investigate due to the seriousness of the injuries.  The 42-year-old man died from his injuries after arriving at the hospital.  Investigators determined that the man was driving Southbound on Northeast 148th when he crashed and speed is a factor in this accident.

“No other vehicles were involved in this incident.

“The name of the deceased is being withheld until family members are notified.”



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