Carlton man killed in bicycle-van collision
A Carlton man was killed Tuesday afternoon when a van struck the bicycle he was riding north along Highway 47 about three-quarters of a mile north of Highway 99W.
Juan Huapeo Garcia, 56, died in the wreck, which happened about 5 p,m., Oregon State Police said.
State police gave this account:
Huapeo Garcia was riding on the northbound shoulder on a straight stretch of Highway 47. A white Ford van driven by Richard Phillip Travis King, 45, also was northbound. The van drifted onto the shoulder and hit the bicycle from behind.
The cyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from his bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The van driver was not injured. The investigation is contiuing.
The highway was closed for several hours while state police, the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Carlton police, the McMinnville Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation were on the scene.