Sheriff’s Deputies Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Bicyclist

On September 6th, 2021, at approximately 7:30 p.m. a 911 caller reported a bicyclist had been struck by a vehicle on Hazelgreen Road NE near 75th Ave NE, east of Salem.  The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital by ambulance where they later succumbed to their injuries.  The driver of the involved vehicle was not injured in the crash.

The deceased bicyclist has been identified as Eileen Rose Johnson (62) of Salem.  The driver of the involved vehicle has been identified as Feliciano Mendez Hernandez (46) of Salem.

Investigators from the Marion County multi-agency Crash Team responded to the scene.  Based upon preliminary information, investigators learned the driver of a black Ford Expedition was traveling westbound on Hazelgreen Road NE prior to bicyclist being struck. 

Due to this being an open investigation, no additional information is available for release at this time.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Crisis Chaplaincy Services, Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Fire District #1, Marion County Public Works, and Willamette Valley Communications Center during this response.