Truck kills bicyclist on Highway 211 near Molalla

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MOLALLA, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a bicycle rider was struck and killed Thursday by a semi-truck on Highway 211 near Molalla.

Lt. Gregg Hastings says the bicyclist fell under the truck as it was passing and was run over by the rear wheels of the trailer.

The 51-year-old McMinnville man, Orlando French, died at the scene.

KGW reports the stretch of highway between Woodburn and Molalla is dangerous for bicyclists. Another rider was killed in March by a hit-and-run driver in the same area.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/