A 31-year-old Bend resident has been identified as the victim in Monday's fatal biking accident. According to Bend Police, preliminary investigation shows Jonathon Adams, 31 was struck in the intersection just east of NW Wall Street by a Fed-Ex semi-tractor trailer as the vehicle was turning right from NW Wall Street onto NW Olney Avenue. The driver of the Fed Ex semi-tractor trailer was Trenton Sage. Witnesses reported the incident at approximately 11:20 am and Adams was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in the crash.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
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Several downtown streets have been closed as investigators try to piece together a fatal collision between a cyclist and a vehicle earlier this morning. Bend Police were called to the intersection of Portland Avenue and Wall Street at around 11:20 am in response to the accident, according to the department.
The cyclist was pronounced deceased and no further details have been released—pending the family's notification. A Fed-Ex truck is parked in the area as reconstruction teams investigate the cause of the crash.
"We're telling everyone to avoid the area as our reconstruction team begins their work for the next few hours," said Lieutenant Clint Burleigh of the Bend Police Department. Burleigh said sections of Portland Avenue, Wall Street, Olney Avenue and up to Revere Street have been closed to traffic. "Please find alternate routes," he advised.
Asked if today's wet conditions may have been contributing factors to the crash, Burleigh said it was too early to speculate, but that "conditions are a little different today then most days, yes... though I'm not sure if they are contributing factors."
*This is a developing story, we will update you as new details are released.*