UPDATE: Motorcyclist Killed in June 14 Crash Identified

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June 29, 2024 12:34


The motorcyclist who died in a crash on June 14th is identified as Devin M. Ratliff, 40, of Portland.

The Traffic Investigations Unit determined that Ratliff, driving a 2023 Harley-Davidson Softail, was southbound on Southeast 82nd Avenue at a high rate of speed when the driver of a 2020 Honda CRV proceeded from a stop sign eastbound on Southeast Mitchell Street, intending to turn northbound onto Southeast 82nd Avenue. The motorcyclist struck the driver’s side of the Honda. Speed of the motorcyclist was determined to be a factor in the crash. No arrests have been made.


***Original Message Below***

The on-scene investigation into this afternoon's fatal crash on Southeast 82nd Avenue is wrapping up, and the road is reopening to traffic. The investigation into the crash is continuing. No further updates are available at this time.


***Original Message Below***

Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed north of Southeast Foster Road for a fatal crash investigation.

On Friday, June 14, 2024 at 12:40 p.m., Portland Police officers from East Precinct responded to a report of a collision involving a vehicle and a motorcycle at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Southeast Mitchell Street. When officers arrived, they found the motorcyclist deceased at the scene. The involved driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The Portland Police Traffic Division Major Crash Team is responding to the scene to investigate the crash. During the investigation, Southeast 82nd Avenue is closed between Southeast Raymond Street and Southeast Foster Road.

If anyone has information about this crash, please e-mail crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov attn: Traffic Investigations Unit and reference case number 24-146567.

The PIO is not responding to the scene. Additional information will be released as appropriate.

This is the 27th traffic related fatality this year in Portland and the 7th involving a motorcyclist. It is also the 4th traffic death in a 17-hour period. At this point last year, there had been 28 traffic deaths.

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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