Bicyclist Dies in Traffic Crash

Tigard Police

On June 4, 2019 at 8:28pm, Tigard Police were dispatched to a fatal traffic crash involving an automobile and bicyclist near the area of 13770 SW Pacific Hwy and arrived on-scene at 8:31.  

Based on witness statements and the investigation, the driver of a white, convertible Mazda Miata was traveling southbound on SW Pacific Hwy in the right travel lane. A bicyclist was also traveling southbound on SW Pacific Highway in the bike lane and then entered the right lane. The Miata struck the bicyclist, causing the individual to hit the pavement. By the time officers arrived, the adult-male bicyclist was deceased.

The driver stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with investigators. At this time, it has been determined that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

A Tigard Police Traffic Safety Officer, who is a member of a multi-agency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team, is leading the investigation to determine the causation of this crash, including whether speed or other factors contributed to this incident.

The name of the victim is being withheld while police work to contact next of kin.

If anyone witnessed this crash or the driving of the white Mazda Miata, please contact Officer Rod Morse at 503-718-2753 or