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FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 99E IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OREGON

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CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (January 28, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Friday, January 28th, 2022 at about 12:29 AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99E at SE Boardman Ave. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a northbound green/black Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Norman Steach (34) of Portland, rear-ended a red Ford F150, operated by Benjamin Partain (44) of Portland. 

Steach suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

High speed by Steach is believed to be contributing factor to the collision. 

Highway 99E was closed for three hours while a member of Oregon State Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and investigated the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas Fire Department and ODOT.