November 3, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's collision between a pickup and bicyclist on Highway 26 in Manning that seriously injured a female bicycle rider.
According to Sergeant Luke Schwartz, on November 3, 2012 at approximately 3:56 p.m., a group of five bicycles were riding westbound on the north shoulder of Highway 26 near milepost 47 when one of the bicycle riders identified as BETTY JOHNSON, age 56, from northeast Portland, attempted to cross the highway toward a Dairy Queen parking lot. JOHNSON rode into the path of westbound 1990 Isuzu pickup driven by KERRY COSTELLO, age 27, from Manzanita, and was struck by the pickup. The pickup carried the bicycle across the highway and into a fence outside the restaurant where they both came to a stop.
JOHNSON was transported by ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. Helmet use information is not available.
COSTELLO and her passenger had possible injury but refused medical treatment at the scene.
Highway 26 was closed about two hours during the investigation. Trooper Michael VanRenterghem is the lead investigator.
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