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Police: Motorcyclist killed may have been street racing

April 19, 2021 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Drivers involved in a fatal crash in North Portland Monday may have been involved in illegal street racing, police said.

A motorcyclist who police have not yet identified was killed in the crash, which officers responded to just before 1 a.m. on North Marine Drive. About 350 people were in that area for an illegal street racing event at that time, police said.

Raphael Andres Orozco, 19, of Portland was driving a Mercedes sedan when the two vehicles collided, police said. Orozco was cited for reckless driving.

Investigators believe speed was likely a factor, police said.

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The Portland Police Bureau Major Crash Team is investigating.