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Portland Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash near Portland Air National Guard Base

UPDATE: Portland Police have identified the man killed in the accident.

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Portland Police are still investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Northeast Cornfoot Road. Photo Courtesy: PPB

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) - Portland Police are still investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that occurred just after 5:00 p.m. on Northeast Cornfoot Road.

Investigators say the 54-year-old male rider died at the scene despite life-saving efforts by his friend and medical personnel.

Preliminary information indicates that the rider was eastbound on Cornfoot Road when he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into a telephone pole. The crash occurred just west of the main gate to the Portland Air National Guard Base. The rider does not appear to have any connection to PANG, investigators said.

The rider's name will be released Tuesday after the Oregon State Medical Examiner conducts an autopsy.

UPDATE:

The motorcycle rider killed on Monday has been identified as 54-year-old Robert Carl Tilander Jr. of Southeast Portland. Investigators determined that speed was a factor in the crash. It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol played a factor.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner is awaiting toxicology results which are expected to take several weeks.

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