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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in May 13th Traffic Crash on Interstate 205 Identified - 06/11/18

The motorcyclist that died as a result of a traffic crash that occurred on Sunday, May 13, 2018, on Exit 21B of Interstate 205 has been identified as 44-year-old Jason L. Schumacher, of Portland.

Based on information learned at this time in the investigation, members of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Investigation Unit do not believe other vehicles were involved in this fatal traffic crash.

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On Sunday, May 13, 2018, at 9:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a crash involving a motorcycle operator on Exit 21B, the exit from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84.

When officers arrived at the crash scene, they located an adult male motorcycle operator and motorcycle on the roadway. Emergency medical responders provided medical aid and transported the injured motorcycle operator by ambulance to an area hospital. En route to the hospital, medical personnel determined the motorcycle operator was deceased.

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team (MCT) is responding to lead this fatal traffic crash investigation. Criminalists with the Forensic Evidence Division are also responding to assist with the investigation.

During this crash investigation, Exit 21B will be closed from northbound Interstate 205 to westbound Interstate 84. The closure is expected to remain in effect for the next three to four hours.

This investigation is ongoing and no additional information is expected to be provided this evening.

This is the 16th traffic crash fatality investigated by the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division's Major Crash Team in 2018.

Anyone with information about this crash should contact the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2103.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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