TALENT, Ore. -- On Sunday, September 19, 2021, just before 10 p.m., Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a car versus bicyclist on Highway 99, near West Valley View Road, in Talent.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a car hit a bicycle, being ridden by 44-year-old Geoffry Sterling of Ashland. The car fled the scene. Sterling died from his injuries.
Northbound traffic on Highway 99 was closed for approximately 3 hours as police conducted their investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by Jackson County Fire, Talent police, Phoenix police and ODOT.
OSP is requesting anyone with information regarding the crash or any information regarding the suspect vehicle to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or OSP and refer to Case number: SP21-268789.