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.”
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..