Oregon: Portland Police believe booze involved in fatal motorcycle crash on I-84; Peter Todd Davies dead on scene

Portland Police Major Crash Team

According to Portland Police alcohol is believed to be a reason for the death of a motorcycle operator who crashed on an interstate.

On Saturday December 6, 2014, at 12:56 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on I-84 eastbound at the I-205 southbound exit.

Officers and medical personnel responded and began treating the rider, 37-year-old Peter Todd Davies of Gresham, and his passenger, 23-year-old Jessica Lauren Dunn. Prior to the arrival of medical personnel, Dunn and a passerby were attempting to render aid to Davies who was suffering from traumatic injuries.

Medical personnel were unable to save Davies and he died at the scene. Dunn suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division’s Major Crash Team responded and conducted an investigation into the crash. Investigators learned that Davies and Dunn were traveling eastbound on I-84 on Davies’ 2004 Harley Davidson, taking the I-205 southbound exit when he left the roadway onto the gore point and struck a sign.

Investigators believe road conditions and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Anyone with additional information on this crash is asked to contact Officer Erik Koppang at (503) 823-2216, erik.koppang@portlandoregon.gov.

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