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UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in Crash Identified - 06/08/24

The motorcyclist who died in the Wednesday crash on Southeast Flavel Street has been identified as Phillip P. Taylor, 22, of Happy Valley, Oregon. His family has been notified of his death.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Taylor was riding a 2023 Harley Davidson Softail southbound on Southeast 112th Avenue when he struck a 2006 Ford Focus driven by a 66-year-old woman eastbound on Southeast Flavel Street. The driver was transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. She was interviewed by officers at the hospital. No arrests were made. The crash is still under investigation.


***Original Message Below***

A collision involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Southeast Flavel Street has left the motorcyclist deceased and the driver seriously injured.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 11:16p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Southeast Flavel Street and Southeast 112th Avenue. When they arrived, they found a motorcyclist deceased at the scene and the driver of a vehicle seriously injured. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast Flavel Street is closed between Southeast 109th Avenue and Southeast 118th Drive. Southeast 112th Avenue is closed between Southeast Knapp Street and Southeast Malden Street.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-138693.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate. This is the 23rd fatal crash this year in Portland, the 4th involving a motorcyclist.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Traffic Division works in partnership with the Bureau of Transportation on making streets safer for all users. You can help by doing your part to obey all traffic laws, whether you are in a vehicle, on foot, bike or scooter. To learn more, visit:

For more on the Traffic Division, visit:

To report a road or area that you believe should have additional traffic enforcement, call (503) 823-SAFE.


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