PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in downtown Portland early Friday, police said.
Shortly before 6 a.m., police responded to reports of a crash near SW 1st Avenue and SW Arthur Street. Witnesses told officers they saw the motorcycle crash into a fixed object and the rider was not moving afterward.
The rider died at the scene. Police later identified him as 41-year-old Timothy P. Boyette.
Officers said Boyette was riding along SW Kelly Avenue when his motorcycle left the road near SW 1st Avenue and hit a light pole base and light pole.
His death is the 39th traffic fatality in Portland this year.