Police: Apparent Sprint Racing Event Preceded Fatal St. Johns Crash


The biker and a pedestrian died instantly

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Police believe a speed race was taking place just before a motorcycle crash that killed two people Friday night in the St. Johns neighborhood.

The accident was reported around 11:30 p.m. Friday on North Marine Drive in North Bybee Lakes Road. Response officers found a dead pedestrian and motorcyclist at the scene.

Authorities have now identified the biker as 27-year-old Dylan Foord from Newberg. They try to locate the pedestrian’s next of kin before releasing their name. Police said Foord appeared to be driving at “extremely high speed” when he collided with the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing and who police say has many dark spots that make visibility difficult.

Officers said there were “numerous cars and motorcycles that left the area after the crash” and an “illegal sprint racing event” appeared to be occurring in the area. Investigators believe there are more witnesses to the crash and that there may also be a video. Anyone with information is urged to contact Traffic Investigator Constable Garrett Dow at 503-823-5070 or [email protected]

Street racing is a constant concern for police and people living in North Portland. Two people were shot dead in an incident of illegal street racing earlier this month in the St. Johns neighborhood.


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