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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 east of Troutdale
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, with the assistance of Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, are continuing the investigation of Friday's fatal motorcycle-involved traffic crash on Interstate 84 about four miles east of Troutdale. The crash resulted in the death of a 63-year old Albany man and serious injuries to a 50-year old Lebanon man.

On June 10, 2011 at approximately 12:05 p.m. a group of motorcyclists were traveling together eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 21 when a crash occurred involving two motorcycles. Preliminary investigation indicates a group of ten motorcycles with 12 occupants were riding together eastbound enroute to the Baker City area. The victim, MICHAEL RAY PAMPLIN, age 63, from Albany, was operating a white Harley Davidson motorcycle in the middle of the group and lost control, crashing onto the pavement where he was run over by the second motorcyclist identified as KEITH CORBETT, age 50, from Lebanon. The crash was witnessed by a Multnomah County deputy who was parked on the right shoulder east of the scene. The deputy and citizens who stopped to help provided initial emergency medical care until medics arrived.
PAMPLIN was wearing a protective helmet. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
CORBETT was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
Traffic was blocked eastbound until about 1:00 p.m. when the left lane was re-opened. The motorcycle group remained on scene helping investigators. All lanes were opened by 4:00 p.m.
A non-injury crash occurred in the westbound lanes at about1:00 p.m. next to the traffic scene. The westbound lanes remained open and that crash was investigated by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are leading the investigation.
Multnomah County Fire District 14, Gresham Fire Department, Troutdale and Fairview Police Departments, Multnomah County Medical Examiner, Trauma Intervention Program volunteers and ODOT assisted at the scene.