It is the second fatality of a person on bike this year in Polk County.
From the SJ:
Oregon State Police reported that its investigating the accident, which occurred at around 11:22 a.m. near the Hwy. 99W intersection with Hoffman Road.Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Hank Bersani.
Police said a 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Marvin H. Ford, 68, of Monmouth was traveling northbound on the highway when it struck a bicycle on which Henry “Hank” Alexander Bersani, Jr. was traveling north bound.
Bersani, 61, is a special education professor at WOU.
Police said the bicycle moved from the shoulder into the northbound lane in front of the pickup truck. Ford veered left in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid contact, striking the bicycle from behind.
Bersani was ejected from the bike and into the center of the highway and died at the scene. Police said he was wearing a helmet.