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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Release: Fatal vehicle vs. bicyclist crash on I-5 in Marion County

From Oregon State Police, Thursday, Nov. 11, 8:55 a.m.

Press release notice

On November 10, 2021, at approximately 7:38 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist on Interstate-5 northbound at exit 260 near Salem.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a bicyclist identified as Anthony Lee Garza (61) was riding his bicycle across the northbound lanes of Interstate-5 when he was struck by a pickup truck operated by Benjamin J Miller (35) of Gervais.  Miller remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. 

Garza was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by Salem Fire and Medics, the Keizer Police Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation is ongoing.

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