UPDATE: The victim in the early Friday morning crash is identified by the Portland Police Bureau.

KOIN 6 NEWS - The scene of the Friday morning crash.A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in downtown Portland early Friday.

The rider has been identified as Timothy P. Boyette, 41.

According to police, shortly before 6 a.m. on Oct. 9, police responded to reports of a crash near Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Arthur Street. Witnesses told officers they saw the motorcycle crash into a fixed object and the rider was not moving afterward.

Police say Boyette was apparently riding along Southwest Kelly Avenue approaching the intersection of Southwest 1st Avenue and Southwest Arthur when his motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a light pole base and light pole. He died at the scene.

This is an ongoing investigation. Portland Police Officer David Enz is the primary investigator and anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This is the 39th fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau traffic investigation unit.

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