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Two killed in Portland traffic crashes

UPDATE Victims identified by police


Two people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in Portland late Tuesday.

One of the victims, who was killed in a motorcycle accident near the Ross Island Bridge, has been identified as Edward Paul Reis, 27, of South Carolina.

The other, who was killed on the Marquam Bridge, is identified as James Shane Legore, 46, of Portland.

The first fatality occurred when a tractor trailer struck a pedestrian in the northbound I-5 lanes of the Marquam Bridge. Central Precinct officers and medical personnel responded to the scene at 11:07 p.m. on Aug. 5. They found the pedestrian was deceased.

The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators. Traffic was diverted while the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team conducted an investigation.

The second fatality occurred when two motorcyclists apparently collided on the Southeast Powell Boulevard and one of them was struck by another vehicle. Central Precinct officers and medical personnel responded to Powell and 7th Avenue at 11:48 p.m. and found bystanders performing CPR on the victim. Medical personnel were unable to save him.

The other drivers remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators. Westbound traffic and the Ross Island Bridge was closed as the Major Crash Team conducted its investigation.