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Fatal Vehicle / Bicycle Crash - Highway 199 south of Cave Junction
11/24/2008
Sergeant Mark A Byrd
Oregon State Police - Central Point
Office: (541) 776-6114 ext. 252

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A 53–year old Cave Junction man died Sunday night when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle on Highway 199 south of Cave Junction.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant Mark Byrd, on November 23, 2008 at approximately 7:14 p.m. WILLIAM WARREN BAILEY, age 53, from Cave Junction, was riding his bicycle northbound in the southbound lane on the Highway 199 near the intersection with Rockydale Road in an area that is unlit and where fog was starting to develop. BAILEY was struck by a southbound 1992 Mercury Sable driven by JOSEPH EDWARD ERICKSON age 42, from Portland.
 
BAILEY was pronounced deceased at the scene. Helmet information is not available.
 
ERICKSON was using safety restraints and was not injured.
 
Oregon State Police trooper from the Grants Pass and Central Point offices are continuing the investigation. Josephine County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Illinois Valley Fire Department assisted at the scene.