Happy Valley, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver of a SUV that hit two motorcycles, killing one of the riders, on Hwy 212 and SE 142nd on May 13, 2014 was indicted for several crimes.
After an investigation by the Happy Valley Police Department Adam Lee Schuler, 43, of Milwaukie was indicted by the Clackamas County Grand Jury for Manslaughter II, Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Endangering.
A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was arrested on Monday, December 15, 2014.
Adam Lee Schuler is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail with a bail of $250.000.00 dollars.
Earlier (May 15, 2014): Names released in fatal crash
The motorcycle rider who was killed in the crash is Michael Anthony Palmeri, 59, from Clackamas.
The other motorcycle rider, who was hit but not injured, is William Lester Billingsley, 44, of Portland.
The driver of the SUV that hit both motorcycles is Adam Lee Schuler, 42, of Milwaukie.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is forwarding charges of Reckless Driving to the District Attorney’s Office.
At about 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Happy Valley Police responded to a fatal traffic crash between a motor vehicle and two motorcycles. The crash occurred on Hwy. 212 near SE 142nd Ave, in Happy Valley.
The involved vehicles included a 2010 Mazda Tribute, which is a compact sport utility vehicle, and two motorcycles.
Preliminary statements indicate all three vehicles were traveling on Hwy 212. The crash reportedly occurred while the SUV was passing the motorcycles. The SUV struck the motorcycles — causing one of the riders to be thrown from the motorcycle, onto the roadway and into the path of the SUV. This rider died at the scene.
Three Clackamas County cities — Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville — contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to provide municipal police services.