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PORTLAND - A 59-year-old woman is in the hospital in critical condition after she crashed her motorcycle on I-5 Friday afternoon.

The crash happened about 4:15 p.m. just before the Macadam Avenue off ramp.

Investigators believe Mary Biedrzycki locked up the rear wheels on her motorcycle, ejecting her off the bike onto the roadway.

Northbound lanes on I-5 were closed for nearly three hours.

Northbound travelers were advised to take 217 northbound to Highway 26 eastbound as an alternate route. Traffic was back up for several miles.

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Editor's Note: Initial reports from dispatchers indicated the rider had died. Medics took the victim to the hospital.

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