Deputies: Victim dies after DUII hit-and-run crash

Deputies: Victim dies after DUII hit-and-run crash
The crash closed SE Gordon Creek Road for 4 hours. (KATU image)

CORBETT, Ore. – A Sandy, Ore. man died Saturday night after his motorcycle was hit by a drunk driver, a Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

It happened just before 8 p.m. on SE Gordon Creek Road in rural southeast Multnomah County.

Gar Riggs, 60, was driving his motorcycle when a pickup truck crossed the road’s center line and hit him head-on, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Peterson. The driver, 42-year-old Brian Leymaster, initially left the scene of the crash, but was arrested later by sheriff’s deputies, dispatch told KATU News.

Riggs died from his injuries.

Leymaster was taken to the Multnomah County Jail where he faces the following charges:

•    Manslaughter (1st degree)
•    Criminally negligent homicide
•    Felony hit and run
•    Driving under the influence of intoxicants
•    Reckless driving

Southeast Gordon Creek Road was closed for 4 hours during the investigation.