Portland, OR – H. Steven Sorensen & Joanne De May Lose Lives in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 219 near Champoeg Rd NE

Portland, OR – H. Steven Sorensen & Joanne De May Lose Lives in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 219 near Champoeg Rd NE

Portland, OR – H. Steven Sorensen & Joanne De May Lose Lives in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 219 near Champoeg Rd NE

Portland, OR (November 2, 2021) – Two people have lost their lives following a motorcycle accident in the Portland area on Saturday evening, October 30.

According to reports from the Oregon State Police, 62-year-old Judee Fehsenfeld was traveling south on Highway 219. Fehsenfeld stopped her vehicle briefly at the intersection. As she then attempted to re-enter the roadway, her vehicle struck a BMW K16 motorcycle.

The impact of the crash sent the motorcycle into oncoming traffic where it collided with a second vehicle, driven by 58-year-old Traci Holmes.

The driver of the motorcycle, 78-year-old H. Steven Sorensen, and his passenger, 77-year-old Joanne De May, were both killed in the accident. Emergency crews pronounced both victims deceased at the scene.

Holmes and her two passengers, 67-year-old Marla Robertson and 84-year-old Beverly Lane, were all injured. The three victims were transported to a local hospital for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Traci Holmes, Marla Robertson, and Beverly Lane at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of H. Steven Sorensen and Joanne De May. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – H. Steven Sorensen & Joanne De May Lose Lives in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 219 near Champoeg Rd NEEvery year, motorcycle accidents across the United States claim lines on more than 5000 people. These accidents are often severe in nature due to the fact that most motorcyclists do not have adequate protection. Motorcycle accidents that involve multiple vehicles are more likely to result in catastrophic and fatal injuries for those involved. Fatal motorcycle accidents often lead families to deal with overwhelming mental, emotional, and financial consequences.

When motorcyclists lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligent and reckless actions of others, the state of Oregon allows surviving relatives to pursue legal options available to help them recover.

Rather than attempt to move forward alone after losing a loved one in an accident, families can greatly benefit by seeking the assistance of a skilled wrongful death attorney in Portland at their earliest convenience. A knowledgeable legal team can help to review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident, gather evidence, identify all liable parties, and fight to hold them accountable for their actions.

Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Portland motorcycle accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have extensive experience fighting on behalf of grieving families across Portland to ensure negligent parties are held accountable for their actions. Our team provides trusted and effective legal representation to ensure they are in the best position possible to move forward and cover the financial burdens they face.

If your loved one has lost their life in a motorcycle accident, due to the negligent actions of another motorist, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800. Our team is available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the legal options available for you. Schedule a free case review with our team so we can get started on your case.

Note:  We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard.  Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.

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