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Corvallis man killed in log truck crash

Here’s the story from the Corvallis Gazette Times:

“A bicyclist was struck and killed by a log truck at about 7:45 a.m. today on Chapel Drive, just east of the 13th Street intersection. Edward Paul Bomber, 48, of Corvallis, died at the scene.”

According to a reader who tipped me off about the story, Ed was a “good friend to many” and was also the co-owner of Northwest MultiSports, a triathlon shop located in Corvallis.

Police say drugs or alcohol are not part of the cause. Here’s what they told the Gazette Times:

“It looks like it was just a tragic accident,” said Benton County Sheriff Diana Simpson.

….preliminary reports indicate that Bomber and the driver of the log truck, Robert A. Phinney, age 54, of Siletz, may have simply misjudged the distance between them as both turned onto Chapel Drive.”

Read the full story here.

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