UPDATE: Police identify bicyclist killed in central Salem accident Tuesday

This story was updated after the Salem Police Department issued a news release identifying the victim and the driver.

Police say a bicyclist was killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon after colliding with a vehicle in Salem’s South Central neighborhood. 

Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, to a report of a bicyclist struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of Southeast Leslie and High Streets, near Bush’s Pasture Park, according to a news release the department issued on Wednesday, March 29.

Police determined that the bicyclist was riding south on High Street approaching Leslie Street. The driver, headed east, entered the intersection and crossed the cyclist’s path, resulting in a crash, the news release said.

The bicyclist, 53-year-old Marganne Allen, suffered critical injuries and was taken to Salem Hospital, where she later died.

The driver of the pickup, Samuel Landis, 37, was not injured. He stayed on scene and was cooperating with the investigation, according to the department’s release.

The department’s traffic team is investigating the crash, and no citations or arrests had been made as of Wednesday, according to Salem police spokeswoman Angela Hedrick.

The intersection was closed for around four hours as police investigated the collision. The department said in a tweet shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday that the road was back open without providing details about the accident.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.