Cyclist Killed In Tigard Crash


Tigard Police are investigating a crash Tuesday evening that killed a cyclist.

It happened at 8:28pm on Pacific Highway between McDonald Street and Watkins Avenue.

Police say based on witness statements and the investigation, the driver of a white, convertible Mazda Miata was traveling southbound on SW Pacific Highway 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.