EUGENE, Ore. -- Police are looking for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run accident Saturday night that killed a 54-year-old cyclist.
A man riding his bike west on East 30th Avenue in Eugene was hit by a car near the intersection with Forest Boulevard. The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday night. Sheriff's deputies said they believe the vehicle was a white Ford passenger car. The car left the crash scene, leaving the man lying in the roadway.
A witness stated that when a driver stopped to help the man, another passing vehicle hit and injured the man further. An emergency medical team transported the man to a local hospital where he later died.
A resident of Forest Boulevard, Tamra Tucker, said she heard the first crash on East 30th. She told KVAL News she drove to the end of her block to see what was going on.
"His bike was completely folded in half and there were groceries all over the road," Tucker said.
Tucker said she thought the cyclist involved was a local homeless man. Lane County Sheriff's deputies have not yet identified the victim.
East 30th Avenue was closed for nearly four hours while Eugene Police and Lane County Sheriff's deputies investigated the crash scene.
From the wreckage, authorities have determined that the vehicle that first hit the man was a white Ford passenger vehicle, possibly a station wagon.
The car sustained front end damage to a headlight, side-view mirror, marker lights and possibly the windshield.
Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to call the Lane County Sheriff's Office at (541) 682-4141.