A father of two and manager at a Clackamas County ski park was killed in a bicycle vs. car crash on Timberline Highway this week.
Mark Hendrickson, a 48-year-old mountain manager at Mt. Hood Skibowl, was reportedly riding his bike about a half-mile from Timberline Lodge at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, August 5, when he was struck by a Hyundai Tucson that police say failed to yield during a left turn on State Route 173.
Hendrickson was sent flying off his bicycle, troopers said. He was found unresponsive on the road and died at the scene.
The driver of the Tucson, 71-year-old Emilio Tucson, of Salem, was not injured and has not been charged in the incident, though it remains under investigation.
The roadway was impacted for approximatelytwo and a half hours while investigators worked the scene. The incident is being investigated by the Oregon State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit.
OSP was assisted by Hoodland Fire and the Ski Bowl Patrol EMT.
Hendrickson was a beloved member in his community and worked as a mountain manager for Mount Hood Skibowl for four years, the resort wrote in an August 6 Facebook post, where he had made “an immediate impact on our culture.”
“His passion and zest for life was immeasurable, which also crossed over into his professional life as well,” the resort said. “He exuded greatness and strived for excellence while at the same time gaining respect from everyone who he came in contact with.
“Mark not only made Mt. Hood Skibowl a better place to work and visit, he made all of us just better people! The loss of Mark is significant and will be felt long into the future from anyone who knew him. ”
He is survived by his wife and two sons, the resort said. A GoFundMe has been set up to help support his grieving family.
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