Linn County Undersheriff Paul Timm reports yesterday at 10:50 a.m., his deputies responded to a fatal crash on Old Santiam Highway near the intersection of Fairview Road, outside Lebanon. A 17-year-old male was driving a 1983 Toyota pick-up on Fairview Road towards the intersection of Old Santiam Highway. As he crossed the intersection, he lost control of his vehicle striking a bicyclist traveling on Old Santiam Highway.
The bicyclist was identified as Kenneth Haigler, 60, of Corvallis. When medics arrived Haigler was determined to be deceased. Haigler’s family was notified of his passing.
The Linn County Multi-Agency Investigation Team that specializes in accident reconstruction was called to the scene to assist in the investigation.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.
Linn County Deputies were assisted by Lebanon Fire Department, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department and Oregon State Police.
***Fatal Crash Outside of Lebanon***
Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports today, at 10:50 a.m., his deputies responded to a fatal crash on Fairview Road near the intersection of Old Santiam Highway. This incident involved a pick-up versus a bicycle. The bicyclist died at the scene. Deputies are still actively investigating the crash and we will release more information later.