Fatal Crash - Fatal Crash Investigation on Highway 34
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Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash Investigation on Highway 34

Story by Oregon Herald Staff
Published on November 30, 2021 1:57 AM
BENTON COUNTY, Oregon - On Sunday, November 28, 2021, at about 10:15 am, Benton County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a vehicle vs bicycle crash at the intersection of Highway 34 and Decker Road, approximately 6 miles west of Philomath.

Based on witness statements, the bicyclist, Sherry Elizabeth Sisson, 78 years old of Corvallis, was attempting to turn east onto Decker Road as a Ford pickup driven by Joseph Bernard Richards, 61 years old of Albany, was attempting to overtake the bicyclist. The Ford and the bicyclist collided. Life saving measures were taken in an attempt to revive the bicyclist who was later pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office Crash Team is investigating the incident. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Sergeant David Iverson at 541-766-6858. The Philomath Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted with the investigation.