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Story by The Oregon Herald Staff
Published on Saturday December 5, 2020 - 11:32 PM

The Portland Police Major Crash Team (MCT) is investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a bicycle in the East Columbia Neighborhood.

On Friday at 4:44p.m., a patrol officer came upon a car vs. bicycle crash on North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and North Union Court. The seriousness of the crash was clear and the officer immediately called for medical assistance and more officers.

Paramedics arrived and determined that the bicyclist was deceased. The MCT is responding and has started an investigation.

During the investigation, North Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard is closed both directions between North Gertz Road and North Union Court.

Drivers should approach northbound Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard from North Columbia Boulevard and check-in with the personnel blocking the road.