Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 20th, 2014 at 2:43 pm
(Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)
A man riding a bike died Thursday in a collision with a FedEx truck near the corner of Northwest Barnes Road and Cornell Road (map).
Details from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are scarce at the moment but according to KGW-TV, “both the truck and bicyclist were eastbound on Cornell Road when the truck driver made a southbound turn onto Barnes Road and hit the bicyclist.”
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The location is about 8.5 miles west of downtown, just north of Highway 26 and just beyond Portland city limits.
Cornell in this location has three lanes: one left-turn only lane, one through lane, and one bike lane. Below is an aerial view and graphic showing the path of the truck operator and the point of the collision:
Based on the photos from the Sheriff’s office, the truck involved in this collision was relatively large and similar to the one in the photo below:
We’ll be working to get more information and will update this post as it comes in.
CORRECTION: This headline of this story initially stated that this collision was in northwest Portland. It wasn’t. It happened just west of the Portland city limits. We regret the error.
UPDATE: The man who died is Kirke Johnson. Please read our follow-up story for more about him..