On Wednesday, May 31, Dr. Jane Higdon (47) died while riding with three other cyclists South of Eugene, Oregon, USA on Territorial Road. The group of four experienced riders were riding single file when a logging truck pulled alongside them so close that one rider crashed into the ditch. Higdon was hit by the rear wheels of the trailer. The State Police are still investigating the accident.
A celebration of life was held at the McDonald theatre in Eugene on Thursday, June 7, and close to 1000 people attended. Higdon, who was a researcher and author at the Linus Pauling Institute in Corvallis, Oregon, finished seven Ironman competitions, including the one in Hawaii twice.