From a KATU.com reportAlso reported by SeattlePI.com and OregonLive.Com.... Oregon State Police (OSP) say an 81-year-old Vancouver, Wash., bicyclist has been killed in a collision with a loaded log trailer on U.S. Highway 101 on the Oregon coast north of Garibaldi.
Sgt. Greg Plummer says the victim in Thursday's crash was described as an experienced cyclist who was riding with his 47-year-old son. The victim was identified Thursday evening as Dale Delane Beacock.
Plummer says Beacock's bicycle swerved in the southbound lane and into the rear of the truck's loaded log pole trailer as it traveled past both bicycles. He was wearing a bike helmet but was dead at the scene. ...
The OregonLive.com report includes details about the direction the pair were heading (south) and also that they were close to milepost 54.
Koordinates.com can give you milepost data on Google maps.
This gave me the following lat-long coordinates (45.56739 -123.94034) that can be entered directly into the Google maps search box. Or this address might get you there - 14871 U.S. 101, Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
In Streetview (looking north) you should be able to see the start of the steel roadside
barrier. Note that the shoulder goes from quite good to non-existent prior to the point of the OSP photo on the KATU report. Also note that the OSP photo does not show the position of the logging truck after the impact - how long did the truck take to come to a halt?
100 feet further south and looking north again you can see an Oregon Coast Bike Route sign - it's twin on the other side of the road is only visible as a silhouette or from behind. The sign on the southbound side is clearly visible in the OSP photo.
The OSP photo is taken from the rail track side of the steel roadside barrier - both the position of the fog line next to the female trooper's feet in the photo and the Streetview, make it clear that there is NO shoulder of any kind at this point on the road.
As additional confirmation that this is the location of the collision, the background of the OSP photo shows the rooflines of buildings on the adjacent hillside - manipulating Streetview it is possible to see the same rooflines.
The speedlimit is 40 mph at the point where the OSP photo is taken - it is a reasonably safe bet that the logging truck was going at the same speed as the rest of the traffic - probably the speed limit plus 10 to 20 percent.
The report states that the cyclist swerved into the loaded trailer of the truck - I believe this is nonsense.
It is far more likely that the blast of fast moving air from the truck took Dale by surprise, the truck was passing too close and there was insufficient room for Dale to correct and he ended up under the rear wheels.
Now lets all predict the future - the driver will not even get a slap on the wrist and auto-apologists will make the usual predictable posts.
FYI - I just completed a tour down this same road and highway 1 to San Francisco - I also experienced plenty of logging trucks taking extreme liberties.