PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man was killed in a motorcycle crash Friday morning in southwest Portland.
Police said officers and medical personnel responded just before 6 a.m. to a single motorcycle crash near the intersection of Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Arthur Street.
Police said witnesses saw a motorcycle leave the roadway and crash into a light pole, with the rider going to the ground and not moving.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police identified the motorcyclist Friday afternoon as 41-year-old Timothy P. Boyette.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer David Enz at David.Enz@portlandoregon.gov.
The area was closed to traffic for hours. Drivers were advised to expect delays in the area, including on and off the Ross Island Bridge.
By 10 a.m., police said roads in the area had reopened.
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