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Deceased motorcyclist identified

Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a Christmas Eve accident near Ladd's Addition as Saxon Smith, 44, of Southwest Portland.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was identified as Sami Bashir, 18, of Tigard.

No citations or arrests have been made in this case and the investigation is continuing.

According to police, at 4:17 p.m. on Dec. 24, Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a traffic crash at Southeast 11th Avenue and Sherman Street involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. Officers and medical personnel arrived and determined that the motorcycle rider was deceased.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Traffic was completely closed on southbound 11th Avenue from Sherman to Grant streets, and Sherman Street was closed from 11th to 13th avenues, while the investigation continued.