Motorcyclist dead in SE Portland identified

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 6:28 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 26 at 10:13 AM

PORTLAND – A motorcyclist who died after a crash with a car in Southeast Portland late Monday afternoon has been identified as 44-year-old Saxon Smith of Southwest Portland, according to police.

The driver was identified as 18-year-old Sami Bashir of Portland.

The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. near the intersection of Southeast 11th Avenue and Sherman Street.

Investigators have not yet released any details about what they believe caused the crash. No citations or arrests have been made, police said late Tuesday night.

Several streets were closed off in the area during the investigation.

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