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Detectives Investigating Sexual Assault - 07/02/18

Corvallis Police Detectives are investigating a report of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old female which occurred around dusk in the area of NW Jamison Avenue and NW Lantana Drive in Corvallis on June 23rd.  The victim reported she was walking along the street when a small, dark-colored sedan, similar to a Prius, pulled alongside her.  The driver, described as a white male adult in his 20s, with brown hair and dark eyes, forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her.  The male then left her on the roadside and drove away.  No further description of the vehicle or suspect is available at this time.  The investigation is continuing.   Anyone with information related to this case can contact Detective Christy Molina at 541-766-6782.

Vehicle Hits and Kills Bicyclist - 06/28/18

At approximately 7:25pm on June 27, 2018, 32-year-old Eric Austin, of Corvallis, was struck in the 1000 block of SW 3rd ST while crossing the street on a bike at the pedestrian crossing signal.  Austin was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by Corvallis Fire Department Paramedics where he was pronounce dead.  He was struck by a Ford E350 van pulling a cargo trailer, driven by a 61-year-old Corvallis man.  The driver was traveling northbound on SW 3rd ST when he struck the bicyclist who had entered the signaled pedestrian crossing. 


The driver has cooperated fully with the crash investigators and at this time, drugs and/or alcohol, as well as use of a mobile device, are not suspected to be factors in the crash.  Traffic flow on SW 3rd ST was limited for several hours as the scene was investigated by the Benton County Multi-Agency Major Traffic Collision Investigation Team.  This case is still under investigation.