Investigators Ask For Help In Deadly Hit And Run

Posted on September 20, 2021

Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle vs bicyclist on Highway 99 accident near West Valley View Road in Talent Sunday around 9:53 p.m.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a driver of a vehicle struck a bicycle, being ridden by Geoffry Sterling (44) of Ashland. The involved vehicle did not stay at the scene. 

Sterling sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Northbound traffic on Highway 99 was closed for approximately 3 hours .

OSP was assisted on scene by Jackson County Fire, Talent PD, Phoenix PD, and ODOT. 

OSP is requesting anyone with information regarding the crash or any information regarding the suspect vehicle to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and refer to Case #: SP21-268789.

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