Motorcyclist Dies After Being Hit By Wheel & Car On I-84

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man riding his motorcycle on Interstate 84 died early Thursday morning in a freak accident.

Investigators say a wheel came off a pick-up truck in the westbound lanes, bounced over the median and hit the victim eastbound near Northeast 33rd Avenue around 5:20am.  Another vehicle then struck the motorcyclist.

The victim has been identified as 44-year-old Charles Engblom of Portland.

The other drivers were apparently not injured.

The freeway was closed for about four hours as the Major Crash Team investigated the 39th fatal traffic crash in the city this year.


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