Teenage Boy Killed in Highway 99 Bicycle Crash with Car Near Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove, Oregon (December 7, 2017) - A teenage boy was killed Wednesday evening when he was hit by a vehicle near Cottage Grove, according to Oregon State Police.
The accident took place at 6 p.m. Dec. 6, on Highway 99S at milepost 10.5, about three miles north of Cottage Grove.
According to a police report, a 13-year-old boy was cycling on Highway 99S when he was hit by a southbound 2002 GMC 2500 pickup.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the pickup driver, identified as Richard L. Perini, 85, of Creswell, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
The highway was shut down for three hours as officers investigated the crash.
The incident remains under investigation.