Oregon resident Giovanni Abarza, 47, was killed by a collision of his motorcycle with a vehicle Friday afternoon in Hazel Dell
The operator of the motorcycle in a collision with a vehicle Friday afternoon in Hazel Dell has been identified as Giovanni Abarza, 47, a resident of Milwaukie, Oregon.
On Friday (April 2) at 1 p.m., EMS personnel and Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to the 8100 block of NE 25th Avenue for the report of a collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle. Upon arrival, EMS personnel attended to the motorcyclist who was lying in the roadway, unresponsive. The motorcyclist was identified Saturday as Abarza.
Resuscitation efforts were attempted, Abarza was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the involved vehicle, a 2010 Nissan Altima, was physically uninjured. The CCSO Traffic Unit responded to the scene due to the fatality.
Initial interviews and scene evidence indicated that the driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Faith Taylor of Battle Ground, was traveling north on NE 25th Avenue, making a left turn onto NE 81st Street. Her vehicle was struck by the motorcycle, which was traveling south on NE 25th Avenue. The motorcycle collided with the vehicle at the right rear quarter panel.
Taylor stayed at the scene and was cooperative with investigators. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.
Northeast 25th Avenue between NE 80th Street and NE 86th Street was closed for several hours during the investigation.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.