Bicyclist struck, killed in TV Highway crash
A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car while traveling between Hillsboro and Cornelius Monday night, Oct. 1, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
Jim McGauvran, 28, of Cornelius, died early Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Sheriff's Office said. McGauvran was riding along Tualatin Valley Highway in between Hillsboro and Cornelius at about 9:15 p.m. Monday when he was struck by an eastbound Jeep Grand Cherokee, just east of Southwest 331st Avenue, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Investigators believe McGauvran was traveling in the middle of the roadway, rather than on the shoulder, and that the BMX bike was not equipped with functioning lights, and McGauvran did not appear to be wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Authorities said the crash appeared to have been an accident, and investigators don't believe the driver committed any crimes or traffic violations.
The 55-year-old driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office. Neither he nor a 55-year-old woman who was a passenger in the Jeep were injured.
McGauvran was transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland with life-threatening injuries. He was listed in critical condition as of late Monday night, but he died early Tuesday, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Hillsboro Police Department also responded to the scene, as did a number of other emergency agencies, including the Cornelius and Hillsboro fire departments and the Oregon Department of Transportation