Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help

Man found on Eugene road dies; police ask public for help »Play Video
Charles Irwin in a May 2013 jail mugshot

EUGENE, Ore. - A man found injured on a West Eugene road has died.

Now police are asking for the public's help figuring out what happened.

Police identified the man as 33-year-old Charles Lewis Irwin. He was last listed as a Springfield resident.

Irwin was found just after 11 p.m. Wednesday on S. Danebo Avenue near W. 11th Avenue.

A bicycle was found nearby. There was not substantial damage to the bicycle, police said.

There were no other people or vehicles in the area.

Medics rushed Irwin to the hospital, but he died from his injuries, police said.
 
The Eugene Police Major Collision Investigation team and the Forensic Evidence Unit investigated, but police said the help of witnesses will be very important in the case.

Police ask anyone who saw a man on a bike in the Danebo/W. 11th area Thursday night, either upright or on the road, to contact Officer Scott Dillon at (541) 682-5470.

Police would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen Irwin elsewhere or knew him.

Irwin is white, 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, with very short almost shaved brown hair and green eyes.

He was wearing shorts or cut-offs, grey short sleeve shirt and a black baseball cap. He was wearing a full black backpack.

He was riding a blue BMX-style bike.

Police said even seeminly insignificant observations could prove valuable in the case.