Bicyclist Hit Marion Co.

(Courtesy: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A man died after he was struck by a driver while riding his bike near Salem on Sunday, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

At about 8:17 p.m., emergency crews responded to the 300 block of Lancaster Drive Southeast after a driver reported hitting a bicyclist.

Crews arrived to the scene and found the bicyclist with life-threatening injuries. The sheriff's office said the bicyclist, identified as 25-year-old Blake Saville of Salem, was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries. On Monday afternoon, deputies said Saville succumbed to his injuries and died. 

The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The 29-year-old driver was not injured. 

The sheriff's office said an investigation revealed the driver was traveling northbound on Lancaster Driver SE when the bicyclist was struck while crossing the roadway.

Impairment and speed do not appear to be contributing factors, according to the sheriff's office. 

Lancaster Driver SE was closed for several hours during the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Deputy Michael Frieze at or to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-588-5032.

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Another Bicyclist that thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules. I hope he recovers.

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