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Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash - Highway 101 south of Bandon
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP), in conjunction with the Coos County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday morning's traffic crash that seriously injured a bicyclist along Highway 101 just north of the Coos / Curry County line.

According to Sergeant John Keeler, on July 25, 2012 at approximately 11:25 a.m. a 1997 Toyota 4-Runner driven by BETHANY A. PECK, age 62, from Langlois, was southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 285 when it struck a bicyclist along the southbound shoulder. The bicyclist, MARCELLUS TIJDINK, age 52, from Netherlands, was transported by Bay City Ambulance to Bay City Hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. He was traveling alone and was not wearing a protective helmet.

PECK was not injured. She is cooperating with the investigation and no enforcement action taken at this time. Her husband, WILLIAM PECK, age 63, came to the scene and was visibly impaired. An OSP senior trooper subsequently arrested WILLIAM PECK for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and transported him to the Coos County Jail.

OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office, with the assistance of the Coos County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT.