Motorcyclist crashes near Ross Island Bridge, dies

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Police say 41-year-old Timothy P. Boyette died at the scene

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.

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