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