LINN COUNTY, OR - On Monday July 31, 2023, at about 8:00 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus bicycle crash on Highway 20, near milepost 6 in Linn County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a bicyclist, identified as Brenden Dwyer (34) of Ontario (OR), entered Highway 20 from Knox Butte Road, when It contacted a westbound Kenworth CMV (bunked, empty log truck), operated by Jamie Rowden (53) of Dallas (OR).
The crash occurred in the westbound lane of Highway 20.
Dwyer suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Highway 20 was closed over 2 hours following the crash during the on-scene reconstruction investigation.
Rowden remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.
OSP was assisted by Linn County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and Fisher Funeral Home.
This is an ongoing investigation and will be forwarded to the Linn County District Attorney for review when complete.