MEDFORD, Ore. — The driver involved in a crash that took the life of a bicyclist may face charges.
The crash happened on Riverside in Medford on Friday. Medford Police say the 66-year-old bicyclist, Gary Tuer, was riding northbound on Riverside Avenue when he struck the rear quarter panel of a vehicle that had made a right turn into a business.
Medford Police have identified the driver as 23-year-old Cody Smith. The Tuer was found unconscious. He was transported to the hospital where he died. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.
Medford Police say Smith was not under the influence of any alcohol or drugs. However, the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office will consider charges or a citation against him. Medford Police say an autopsy will be conducted later this week. After autopsy, the case will be presented to the D.A. for possible charges.