Motorcycle rider dies in high-speed crash on I-5 near Salem
SALEM, Ore. -- A motorcycle rider died late Friday night after Oregon State Police said he crashed while going over 90 miles-per-hour in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5.
Just after 10 p.m. Friday, a State Police trooper reported seeing the 53-year-old Tualatin man passing cars at speeds of 90 to 95 miles-per-hour.
The man lost control of his Harley Davidson and was thrown into the center lane near milepost 261, the trooper said
The trooper started CPR until paramedics arrived, however medical staff pronounced the man dead at the scene. The man was wearing a helmet.
The Oregon Department of Transportation said the crash closed the left and center lanes of I-5 for nearly 5 hours while crews handled the incident.