CLACKAMAS COUNTY, OR (September 5, 2022) - The Oregon State Police is reporting that on Saturday, September 3, 2022 at approximately 8:08 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 17.
The preliminary investigation revealed a black Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Mitchell Rogers (24) of Sandy, was westbound on Highway 26. A silver Dodge Caravan, operated by Ronald Young (65) of Portland, attempted to cross Ronald Young 26 southbound on Stone Road and collided with the Yamaha.
Two contributing factors are being investigated; excess speed of the motorcycle and impairment of Young.
Additionally, the driver of an uninvolved third vehicle that stopped at the scene was arrested for:
Rogers sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported via LifeFlight to OHSU. Young was not injured.
Highway 26 was affected for approximately 7 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated.
OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, AMR, Gresham Fire Department, LifeFlight and ODOT.