Carin Marie Norris
Carin Marie Norris
Age 19    Corvallis, OR    November 03 2012
Comments: 1

Source: An Oregon State University student was killed Saturday morning after she lost control of her bicycle and was struck by a car coming the other way, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. Carin Marie Norris, 19, of Corvallis was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. According to Captain Greg Ridler of the sheriff’s office, Norris was riding northbound on Sulphur Springs Road near the intersection with Soap Creek Road around 10 a.m., when she lost control of her bicycle for an unknown reason and traveled into the southbound lane. She was struck by a southbound Toyota 4Runner driven by Carin Lynn Bigrigg, 32, of Corvallis. A multi-jurisdictional team, which included Albany and Corvallis police, responded to the accident and contributed to the initial investigation. It has been determined that no drug or alcohol use is believed to have been a factor in this crash.

Collision Data

Crash time: between 9 a.m. and 11:59 a.m.

Closest Intersection: Soap Creek Rd

Land use: Rural

Road type: Collector

Where on the road the collision happened: Road

Collision type: Head on

Driver Data

Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)

If truck: Unknown

At crash time driver was: Don't Know

At crash time cyclist was: Wrong Way Riding


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Legal status: No charges filed
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  • Paul November 10 2012

    I’ve ridden that road countless times over the past 25 years.  It’s a local cycling route that is very popular with cyclists.  Sulphur springs road is narrow, forested on the edges, and drops very fast -  it’s easy to drift out of your lane on the many fast corners.  The traffic is generally light but the locals driving from soap creek canyon over to Corvallis can be sloppy and dangerously fast.  I’m saddened to hear of the another loss of a Corvallis cyclist.

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