The SJ and Oregonian are both reporting a fatal crash this morning involving a person on bike. From the Statesman:
A Salem man died today from injuries he sustained after his bike was hit by a pickup.Here's a map of the area:
Polk County Sheriff’s Sgt. Mark Garton said the incident occurred about 10:50 a.m. on Hopewell Road near Spring Valley Lane, about 10 miles northwest of Salem.
A Dodge Ram pickup was west on Hopewell Road when it hit the bike from behind. The impact threw David Apperson, 57, of Salem from his bike, Garton said.
Apperson was killed, Garton said. The driver of the pickup, John Taylor, 26, of Salem, cooperated with the investigation, Garton said.
Hopewell Road was closed for about four hours in the investigation. No criminal charges have been filed, Garton said.
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Heartfelt condolences to family and friends.
Look for more over the weekend as additional information comes out.
Updated Sunday morning.