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Fatal Traffic Crash I-5 at MP 110 - Douglas County (Photo) - 01/29/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this afternoons fatal traffic crash on I-5 near milepost 110 in Douglas County - near Roseburg.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 4:45 P.M, a black Ford Focus operated by JONATHAN W. GRAHAM, 58, of Myrtle Creek, was northbound on I-5 near milepost 110. The Focus drifted into a the traffic barrier and crashed sustaining heavy front and side damage.

GRAHAM was transported to Mercy Medical Center and later to River Bend Hospital in Springfield where he died from his injuries.

The freeway remained open during the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Myrtle Creek Police Department and the Myrtle Creek Fire Department. Photographs will be added when they become available.

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Super Bowl Sunday is Coming - OSP Urges Drivers and Hosts to Have a Plan - 01/29/15
Football fans around Oregon are gearing up for this weekend's Super Bowl match-up on Sunday Feb.1, as our neighbors to the north contend for top honors in the big event.

According to NHTSA, impaired drivers contribute to Super Bowl Sunday becoming one of the most dangerous days on the road. Nationwide, approximately 48 percent of traffic fatalities on Super Bowl Sunday involve a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. OSP, local sheriffs and police departments will be on the lookout for impaired drivers and encourage everyone to place the designation of a sober driver at the top of their Super Bowl game plan.

Before choosing to drink, choose a sober designated driver. If you're attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant:

* Designate your sober driver before the party begins.
* Avoid drinking too much alcohol too fast. Pace yourself. Eat plenty of food, take breaks, and alternate with non-alcoholic drinks.
* Make sure your ride is sober before letting him/her drive you.
* If you don't have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you; or if possible stay where you are for the night and don't drive until you are sober.
* Use your community's sober ride program.
* Never let a friend drive drunk. Arrange a safe way for them to get home.
* Always buckle up. It's still your best defense against other drunk drivers.

If you're hosting a Super Bowl party:

* Make sure all of your guests designate their sober drivers in advance, or help arrange ride-sharing with sober drivers.
* Serve plenty of food and non-alcoholic beverages at the party.
* If you plan to stay sober, offer to drive guests home.
* Encourage guests to pace themselves.
* Host your party like they do at the stadium. Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game. The fourth quarter is perfect for serving coffee and dessert.
* Keep the phone numbers of local cab companies on hand and take the keys away from anyone who is thinking of driving drunk.
* Remember, you can be held liable and prosecuted if someone you served ends up in a drunk-driving crash.

Support zero tolerance for impaired driving by reporting impaired drivers to 9-1-1 or OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865).

OSP and ODOT understand that not everyone will be in front of a TV watching the game, so those traveling are urged to "Know Before You Go", monitoring media reports for weather forecasts and keeping up-to-date on road conditions at www.TripCheck.com.

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*** Correction *** Double Fatal Crash HWY 99@ at Milliron Road - Junction City (Photo) - 01/29/15
*** Correction *** Change to name of Log Truck Driver

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's three-vehicle, double fatality crash on HWY 99W near Milliron (pronounced Mill Iron) road near Junction City in Lane County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before 7:00 A.M., on January 29, a red, 1991 Ford Explorer, driven by JACOB W. HARPER LEONARD, age 29, of Junction City, was northbound on HWY 99W near Milliron Road in Lane County, when for unknown reasons he crossed over the center median and into the southbound lanes of travel. The Explorer collided head-on with a southbound maroon Honda CR-V, operated by DANIELLE M. ROBERTS, 25, of Springfield. The CR-V was then struck by a loaded 2010 Kenworth log truck driven by SCOTT L. WOOD, age 55, of Veneta.

The driver of the Explorer, HARPER LEONARD, was critically injured during the crash and transported via ambulance to River Bend Hospital in Springfield. His passenger, identified as BRANDON J. FOSTER, 25, of Junction City, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the CR-V, ROBERTS, was pronounced deceased at the scene also. The driver of the log-truck, WOOD, was not injured during the crash and is cooperating with investigators.

Rodney Koffler, mentioned in a previous release was identified as the driver of the log truck - he was not the driver - WOOD was the driver. OSP regrets the error.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Lane Rural Fire District, Lane Fire Authority and Junction City Fire Department.

Original Release
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on-scene of a three vehicle crash on HWY 99W near Milliron Road - in Lane County near Junction City.

Preliminary information indicates as many as three vehicles were involved in a crash and two people have died. The Oregon Department of Transportation and the Fire Department have coordinated a detour around the closure.

Avoid the area if possible by using an alternate route and watch for emergency crews arriving on scene.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
OSU Inter-agency Bicycle Enforcement Effort Planned Today and Tomorrow - 01/29/15
INCREASED INTERAGENCY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT EFFORT IN OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS VICINITY

Oregon State Police, working in partnership with OSU Department of Public Safety and Corvallis Police Department, will focus enforcement efforts toward traffic-related violations in the campus vicinity on January 29th and 30th.

Following complaints and past problems related to bicycle and vehicle operation endangering pedestrians, the enforcement effort will focus both dates on roadways and intersections in the vicinity of Memorial Union, Valley Library and Kerr Administration from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are urged to remember their duty to exercise due care and obey traffic control devices (i.e., stop signs, traffic signals, pedestrian crossing signals) at all times. Drive safely to save lives.
*** Update Names Released *** Fatal Vehicle - Pedestrian Crash on Three Pines Rd. in Grants Pass - Josephine County - 01/28/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) criminal detectives are continuing the investigation into a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian incident in Josephine County.

According to OSP Lieutenant Darin Lux, OSP troopers responded to 1503 Three Pines Rd, in Grants Pass (Hugo) in Josephine County to investigate a report of a woman who had been run over by a vehicle on private property.

Upon arrival, troopers discovered the woman, identified as CHERYLE A. ANDERSON, 52, of Grants Pass, deceased as a result of her injuries. The driver of the truck, identified as RICHARD R. ROHAN, 71, of Grants Pass is reportedly cooperating with investigators. Preliminary information from investigators indicates ROHAN backed over ANDERSON. Troopers believe alcohol may be a factor in the incident.

All further updates will be coordinated with the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

*** END UPDATE ***

Previous Release:
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash in rural Josephine County.

At approximately 8:20 P.M., troopers responded to a report of a woman in the Grants Pass area who was run over by a vehicle on private property. The investigation is ongoing and limited details are available at this time. Additional information will be provided when it becomes available.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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*** Update - Name of Deceased *** OSP Investigating Pursuit Ending in a Fatal Crash near Mt. Angel - Marion County (Photo) - 01/28/15
Initial Release:
The Oregon State Police and Marion County Sheriff's Department are investigating the death of a woman this afternoon after the vehicle she was riding in crashed following a police pursuit.

While the incident is currently under investigation, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 6:06 P.M., a Mt. Angel Police Officer attempted to stop a tan, 2001 Chevrolet S-10 pickup, at S. Main and May Streets in Mt. Angel. The driver, identified as 17 year-old DRAKE D. CARSON, of Salem, failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle fled onto Howell Prairie Road and crashed about 1 mile north of Saratoga Drive. Two passengers were in the vehicle. The front passenger, a juvenile male, was transported to a Salem area Hospital for treatment with serious injuries. The rear seat passenger, identified as RHIANNON L. STEELE, age 35, of Keizer, was pronounced deceased at the scene. CARSON fled the scene immediately following the crash.

Any further releases will be coordinated through the Marion County District Attorney's Office. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Woodburn Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Silverton Police Department, and Mt. Angel Police Department as well as the Marion County District Attorney's Office and Marion County Public Works.

Update:
The driver in yesterday's fatal crash, DRAKE D. CARSON, has been located and is in custody. OSP appreciates the assistance locating him.
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*** Update *** OSP Asking for Publics Help Locating a Semi-Truck Driver Involved in Fatal Crash - Name Released - 01/28/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are asking for the publics help locating the driver of a semi-truck they believe may have been rear ended on I-5 shortly before 1:00 A.M., near milepost 253.

Preliminary information indicates that a silver Lexus passenger car was traveling southbound on I-5 near milepost 253 which was an active construction zone during this time. The driver of the Lexus, identified as VICENTE PLASCENCIA, age 40, of Salem, died at the scene.

Troopers believe the Lexus may have rear-ended a semi-truck which may not have known it was struck and not stopped. They are asking anyone with information on this incident or who may have seen the crash to contact the lead investigator, Trooper Eli Breen, at the Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555.

No photographs are available for release at this time. OSP was assisted by the Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department and Salem Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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Correction - Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 99E near MP 21 in Linn County (Photo) - 01/28/15
Correction - Previous releases mixed the Ford and Mazda order. The corrected version listed below is correct.

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into yesterday's fatal traffic crash on highway 99E at milepost 21 in Linn County.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 6:00 P.M., a Silver Pontiac Grand Am, was driving northbound in the southbound lane on highway 99E near milepost 21 when it collided head-on with a black, Ford Edge, which was southbound. A black Mazda MZ3, traveling southbound behind the Ford collided with the Pontiac in a second impact after the head-on with the Mazda.

The driver of the Pontiac, identified as NANCY L. CAVALO, age 66, of Halsey, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis by ground ambulance where she was pronounced deceased. The driver of the the Ford, identified as RICHARD J. OLSON, age 55, from Junction City, was seriously injured and transported to Albany Hospital then transferred to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. The driver of the Mazda declined medical aid however, a pregnant female passenger the Mazda was transported to River Bend Hospital in Springfield where she was treated and released last night. A total of three people were transported for treatment of various injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and the reason why the Pontiac was not in its lane is undetermined. Troopers believe limited visibility due to darkness and foggy conditions may have played a factor in this crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff's Department, Albany Police Department, Albany Fire Department, Halsey Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Traffic was impacted in the area for approximately 6 hours while emergency crews investigated then removed the wreck.

OSP wants to remind all drivers to operate their vehicles with an abundance of caution during weather events which reduce visibility. Decreasing speed and limiting distractions during night hours or foggy times is the best policy when traveling during these times.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** UPDATE *** Vehicle - Bicycle Crash on HWY 99E near MP 7 (SE Silver Springs Rd.) in Clackamas County (Photo) - 01/28/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are currently investigating a vehicle versus bicycle crash on highway 99E near milepost 7 (SE Silver Springs Road) in Clackamas County.

At approximately 5:40 P.M., OSP troopers responded to a reported vehicle versus bicycle crash on highway 99E near milepost 7, in Clackamas County. According to OSP Sergeant Yvette Shephard, early information indicates that a man dressed in dark clothing was walking a bicycle on the roadway in the center median (turn lane) without reflective clothing or lights on the bicycle. The man, identified as 54 year-old HARVEY G. MACMURRAY, of Oregon City, was struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup operated by RALPH V. HITTER SR., age 85, of Oregon City, which was making a left turn into an adjacent business. The pedestrian was transported with serious injury to OHSU.

Sgt. Shephard advised one lane of travel is open each direction but the center lanes are likely to remain blocked for about another hour while investigators complete work on the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Clackamas County Fire District.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Driver of Vehicle in Klamath Falls Double Fatal Crash Indicted and Arrested - 01/27/15
Update:
On January 26, 2015, a Klamath County Grand Jury indicted Guage Lee Gray, age 22, on charges related to the fatal crash at South Side Bypass and Washburn Way on December 28, 2014. Gray was charged with two counts of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Two counts of Manslaughter in the Second Degree and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). A warrant issued for his arrest was served when an OSP trooper located him and arrested him without incident. Gray was lodged in the Klamath County Jail on the warrant.

No photographs are available at this time.

Original Release:
Correction to location: Highway 140 (not Highway 50) as previously released - OSP regrets the error.

On Saturday, December 28, 2014, at approximately 7:40 am, OSP troopers responded to the South Side Bypass (Hwy 140 East) near milepost 3, on a reported single vehicle rollover crash. A red Ford Ranger pickup was driving west bound and left the north side of the roadway, colliding with a road side lamp post and highway sign, then rolling several times into an adjacent pasture.

Two of the vehicles occupants, GARRETT ZIMMER, 22, of Hermiston, and MARRI D. YOUNG-WELLBAUM, 26, of Eagle Point, were ejected from the pickup and deceased at the scene. A third occupant, GUAGE L. GRAY,22, of Klamath Falls, was transported to Sky Lakes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Speed, alcohol and icy road conditions are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash. None of the occupants in the vehicle were wearing safety restraints. This investigation is ongoing and no further details are available for release.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Klamath County Fire District #1, and the Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Original Release:
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are just arriving on a single vehicle double fatality crash on HWY 50 (South side Bypass) at Washburn Road in Klamath Falls.

OSP is being assisted at the scene by ODOT and traffic at the location may be affected. For up to the minute traffic details please visit www.tripcheck.com.

Additional releases will be made as information becomes available.

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SWAT Stand-off with Suspect in Drive-by Shooting Ends in Arrest - La Pine - 01/25/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Northern Klamath County, which prompted a SWAT response to La Pine early this morning.

Preliminary information from on-scene commanders indicates that just before 2:00 A.M., this morning, 9-1-1 call centers in Klamath County received a report of shots being fired at or into a residence on Collar Drive, just south of La Pine. Troopers investigating the incident learned the suspect, identified as 31-year-old GARY T. DAVIS, of La Pine, had threatened a man at that location previously. No injuries were reported during the shooting and the matter is still under investigation.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M., troopers and Deschutes County Sheriff's Department deputies, tracked DAVIS to a residence at 52905 Meadows Lane, in La Pine (Deschutes County) where he was staying with his girlfriend, identified as TASHA L. MURPHEY, age 24, also of La Pine. Troopers and deputies who arrived began negotiating with the subjects who barricaded themselves in the residence. A limited number of OSP SWAT personnel were dispatched to the scene to assist with the incident.

At approximately 9:50 A.M., DAVIS was taken into custody without further incident on a probation violation with additional charges pending. MURPHEY was not injured during the incident. OSP Criminal Investigative Services Division is continuing the investigation.
Serious Injury Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash on HWY 224 at I-205 - 01/23/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a vehicle-pedestrian crash on Highway 224 at I-205.

Preliminary information indicates that on January 17, 2015, at approximately 7:35 P.M., a 2004 Honda passenger car, operated by 23 year-old ASHLEY M. DUNCAN, of Gresham, was on Highway 224 making a turn onto I-205 northbound. As DUNCAN made the turn, ELIZABETH M. GRIGGS, age 47, of Milwaukie, proceeded through the intersection against the walk signal (pedestrian signal indicating stop) and was struck by the Honda.

Duncan immediately stopped and blocked traffic as she and others at the scene provided medical aid to Griggs. Griggs was transported to OHSU by ground ambulance with serious injuries. Duncan is cooperating with investigators.

No photographs are available for release on this incident.
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*** Update *** Troopers in North Plains Seek Public Help Locating 4-year-old Pit Bull "Dixie" following Crash (Photo) - 01/21/15
Dixie has been found and returned to her owner. Thank you for your assistance.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are asking for your help locating a missing 4-year-old Pit Bull named 'Dixie'. The dog went missing late last night after the car it was riding in was involved in a minor traffic crash on Highway 6 near Aerts Road, about 1/2 east of Banks.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the St. Vincent Hospital where she was treated and released. At some point during the event 'Dixie' fled the scene.

Anyone who may have seen 'Dixie' in the area of Highway 6 and Aerts Road is asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 503-375-3555. OSP will contact the dog's owner or put you in touch with them.

Media with follow-up questions may email the OSP Public Information Officer (PIO) at OSPPIO@state.or.us for additional information.
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Serious Crash on Highway 99E near Canby (Photo) - 01/19/15
Oregon State Police Troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's serious injury crash on highway 99E near milepost 18.5, northeast of Canby.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 7:00 A.M., a two-vehicle, side impact (T-bone) crash occurred when a white, 2002 Ford Focus, driven by SERGIO D. PEREZ-PLEUGER, age 19, from Canby, pulled onto highway 99E from Haines Road. Shortly after pulling onto the roadway the Focus was struck in the driver's side door by a northbound, gold, Cadillac CTS, driven by 57 year-old BRENDA K. GRAHAM, of Canby. Perez-Pleuger was seriously injured and transported via air-ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU). Graham was transported via ground ambulance to Willamette Falls Medical Center for treatment.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Canby Police Department, Canby Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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*** Update 2 *** Multi vehicle traffic crash - Interstate 84 near Baker City in Baker County (Photo) - 01/17/15
Update 2:

Oregon State Troopers are continuing their investigation into Saturday's early morning crash. Further consolidation of information among Troopers reveals that approximately 26 vehicles or vehicle combinations were directly involved in a crash. The estimate of total vehicles at the scene either involved in a crash or blocked between crashes is between 50 to 70 vehicles.

12 patients were treated for injuries at the St. Alphonsus Hospital in Baker City - 6 arrived by ambulance and 6 arrived by third party.

After their arrival to St. Alphonsus in Baker city, 1 patient was transferred to OHSU in Portland with serious injuries, 1 patient was transferred to St. Alphonsus in Boise, ID with serious injuries and 2 patients were transferred to the Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande for treatment.

Update 1:

The Hazmat Team declared no leaks in loads and ODOT and OSP continue to clear scene. The Interstate 84 eastbound road closures are still in effect until the remaining vehicles are removed and westbound lanes are currently open.

The highway surface was covered with ice at the time of the collision and driving conditions were very slick. OSP is reminding all drivers that winter driving conditions can be very treacherous and drivers should slow down and use extreme caution when traveling on the highways.


PRELIMINARY INFORMATION:

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a multi vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near Baker City. All eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 are blocked with several crashed vehicles. ODOT and emergency responders are on scene.

Early information indicates that on January 17, at approximately 4:54 A.M., estimated 20 vehicles, traveling eastbound onto black ice, collided and resulted in blocking all eastbound traffic with approximately 50 vehicles blocked within the crash scene. Two vehicles were transporting hazardous materials and an assessment is being conducted at this time. 4 occupants were transported with minor to serious injuries.

Traffic updates are on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.
*** Subject in Custody ***Barricaded subject at Valley of the Rogue State Park - Jackson County - 01/15/15
Oregon State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office have taken the male subject involved in this event into custody. The suspect, identified as CHARLES P. ULMER III, age 56, of Rogue River, was arrested at approximately 4:16 P.M., and charged with Assault 4- domestic violence, Strangulation, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Mischief (x2) for damaging police equipment during his arrest.

Preliminary information indicates that last night at approximately 9:00 P.M., ULMER assaulted his girlfriend at the Valley of the Rogue State Park. This morning, the victim, name intentionally withheld, sought help from Rangers at the park who contacted OSP.

OSP responded and was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office SWAT team who was able to take ULMER into custody after he barricaded himself for several hours. At some point during the incident ULMER damaged some police equipment which resulted in the additional charges of criminal mischief.

This investigation is ongoing and any further release of information will be coordinated through the Jackson County District Attorney's office.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the Oregon State Parks Department. No photographs are available for this release.

Original Release:
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and Jackson County Sheriff's Office personnel are on the scene of a barricaded subject in the Valley of the Rogue State Park, in Jackson County.

Preliminary information from the on-scene commander, Lieutenant Kelly Collins of the Oregon State Police Central Point Area Command, indicates that at approximately 10:04 A.M., OSP personnel were called to the park by rangers reporting a potential domestic violence incident. While troopers were in route the man reportedly entered into his travel trailer in the campground area of the park and barricaded himself alone. The woman involved in the investigation is not in danger.

Upon arrival OSP troopers made contact with the subject who remains barricaded at this moment. Troopers requested the assistance of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and its tactical team and have secured the area and evacuated nearby occupants. According to Lieutenant Collins, the area has been isolated and secured so no public threat is present. Currently, only D, E and F loops within the parks campground area have been evacuated and the remainder of the park is open - including the rest area.

Negotiators from the Sheriff's Office tactical team are working to resolve this incident safely and appropriately. Interstate 5, which is adjacent to the area, has not been impacted by this event.

Additional information and updates will be provided when it becomes available.
### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Correction *** Vehicle - Pedestrian Fatal Crash - Old Highway 99 in Wolf Creek - Josephine County (Photo) - 01/14/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a fatal vehicle - pedestrian crash on Old HWY 99E near Wolf Creek bridge and are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact them.

Early information indicates that on January 13, at approximately 7:04 P.M., a 1995 Isuzu Trooper, driven by COLTON J. SHULTS, age 19, of Wolf Creek, struck 69-year-old DELORES GRANTHAM,of Grants Pass, in Wolf Creek on Old Highway 99, approximately 18 miles north of Grants Pass in Josephine County. GRANTHAM was pronounced deceased at the scene and the driver was not injured.

OSP is asking anyone with information on this incident to contact them by calling the OSP Southhern Command Center at (541) 776-6111. Troopoer Quirke is the lead investigator on this incident. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, AMR ambulance and the Wolf Creek Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on HWY 47 near Milepost 54.5 - Single Occupant (Photo) - 01/14/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a single vehicle, single fatality crash on highway 47 near milepost 54.5, just north of Vernonia.

Preliminary investigation of the crash indicates that for unknown reasons, a Grey, 2008 Subaru Outback,operated by NATHAN J. JACKSON, 36, of Vernonia, was southbound on highway 47 near milepost 54.5 when it crossed the northbound lane and left the roadway, striking a tree. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Alcohol is being investigated as a potential contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Vernonia Fire District and Mist Birkenfeld Rural Fire Protection District.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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*** Media Additional Photo *** Fatal Crash on HWY 99E at MP 17 near Canby - Double Fatality (Photo) - 01/13/15
*** Media Update ***

One additional photo (showing the white Hyundai) has been added. The photo was originally withheld to notify next of kin.

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into a two-vehicle, head-on crash on HWY 99E near milepost 17, in Clackamas County, near Canby. Previous information that the crash involved two fatalities was amended, however, since that correction, a second person has died, making this a double fatality crash.

Preliminary investigation at the scene indicates that at approximately 10:20 A.M., a Grey, 2000 Hyundai Accent sedan was southbound on highway 99E near milepost 17 when for a yet undetermined reason, it crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. This section of highway has two northbound lanes. The Hyundai collided head-on with an unknown year, 'Eagle' make, semi-tractor pulling a flat bed trailer loaded with an asphalt roller, that was northbound in the right-hand lane.

The driver of the Hyundai, identified as MEGHAN A. CALLAHAN, 31, of Milwaukie, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 9-year-old (age corrected from 8) and name not released, female passenger was flown to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) where she died at approximately 12:47 P.M. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.

The semi-truck is reported to have spilled a small amount (under 50 gallons) of diesel fuel during the crash. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality responded to assist.

OSP is being assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Canby Fire District, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Mollala Police Department, West Linn Police Department and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Further details will be released when they become available.
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Grants Pass Man Arrested After Assaulting His Infant Child (Photo) - 01/12/15
A Grants Pass man was arrested in Portland on Friday after an investigation by the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division into the injuries of his 7-week-old child. The man was arrested by troopers and ultimately lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

On Friday, January 9, 2015, the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point was notified of an injured 7-week-old infant who had been transported to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland two days earlier with critical injuries. The infant was initially transported to Three Rivers Medical Center and after successful resuscitation efforts transferred to Doernbecher's in Portland where the child is still under medical care.

OSP Detectives in Central Point started an investigation into the incident and subsequently requested assistance from OSP Major Crimes Detectives in Portland to contact the child's father at the hospital. After being interviewed by OSP Detectives, the child's father, identified as KEVIN 'TONY' McCAGE, age 27, was taken into custody on charges related to the child's injuries.

McCAGE was transported by Oregon State Police troopers to Grants Pass where he was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of Assault in the first degree and Criminal Mistreatment in the first degree.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact:

Detective Deanna Harris Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Criminal Investigation Services Division or Criminal Investigation Services Division
Southwest Regional Headquarters Southwest Regional Headquarters
541-618-7967 541-618-7952

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
@ORStatePolice
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Cave Junction Man Facing Felony Assault Charges after OSP Investigation - 01/12/15
Cave Junction man faces felony assault charges after an investigation by the Oregon State Police (OSP).

JOHN GERARD HOGAN, age 54, was arrested Wednesday, January 7th, and faces charges for First Degree Attempted Assault, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mistreatment in the First Degree and Driving While Under the Influence of an Intoxicant.

On December 29, 2014, at approximately 10:55 P.M., Oregon State Police troopers responded to a rural address in Josephine County for a report of a disturbance with shots being fired. The involved male subject, later determined to be Hogan, was reported to be in his vehicle outside the residence where he was making threats toward others and creating a disturbance. The caller reported Hogan was firing shots from his truck and later rammed his truck into another vehicle that arrived on scene during the disturbance.

An ongoing criminal investigation by OSP detectives determined that Hogan struck the second (arriving) vehicle with his truck numerous times at the residence and then chased the vehicle and its occupants down the road as he continued to crash into it from behind. Hogan eventually crashed his truck shortly after leaving the scene and was later hospitalized for injuries he received as a result of the crash.

One of the victim's in the second vehicle was also transported to Three Rivers Community Hospital where she was treated and released. The investigation indicates that alcohol may have played a role in the incident.

On January 7th Hogan turned himself in to troopers at the Grants Pass office and was arrested. He was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on a $50.000 bail. No photographs are available for this release.
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*** Update *** Commercial Truck Transporting Salmon Smolt Crashes on HWY 126E in Lane County (Photo) - 01/07/15
On January 7, Oregon State Police troopers cited LEWIS for the crimes of DUII-alcohol, and Reckless Driving into Lane County Circuit Court.

No further information is available for release at this time. Additional inquiries may be directed to Lt. Lang Hinkle at the Springfield Area Command at 541-726-2536 ext. 218.

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Tuesday Afternoon's crash on highway 126E near milepost 11, in Cedar Flat; just east of Springfield.

Preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 2:50 p.m., a westbound Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) fish delivery tanker driving on highway 126E was loaded with 11,000 Chinook salmon smolts and water and headed to the Row River near Cottage Grove where they were to be released. The fish were being transferred as a result of low water concerns at McKenzie Hatchery caused by floodgate malfunctions at Leaburg Dam, which provides water to the hatchery.

As the driver, identified as RAY C. LEWIS, 45, of Umpqua Oregon, was negotiating a curve the vehicle went off the roadway and crashed into a power pole and some trees. The truck overturned and spilled its contents at the roadside. All of the fish being transported died as a result of the crash.

LEWIS suffered facial and scalp lacerations and was transported to the hospital for treatment of other unknown injuries. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in this incident and additional investigation is pending. OSP is being assisted by the Lane County District Attorney's Office (LCDA).

Further inquiries regarding the fish transfer should be directed to Rick Swart, Public Information Officer for ODFW, at 971-673-6038 or Rick.Swart@state.or.us.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and McKenzie Fire and Rescue.
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Motor Vehicle Crash into the Columbia River on I-84 near Arlington Prompts Clean-Up (Photo) - 01/06/15
On January 5, at approximately 6:00 A.M., troopers from The Dalles Area Command were dispatched to I-84 approximately 10 miles east of Arlington to check on a male subject who was reported to be walking down the middle of the freeway. The area was checked, but no one was located.

Several hours later, OSP dispatch received a report of a car in the water near the same location. Responding troopers located a white, 1997 Chevrolet Blazer, submerged in the waters of Willow Creek along the westbound lanes of I-84 near milepost 148.

An check of the vehicle found no one was inside, however, oil and gas leaking from the vehicle resulted in a slick covering approximately 300 feet of the Willow Creek Waterway. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper specializing in the investigation of environmental incidents responded to assist with the investigation. A team from NRC Environmental Services also responded and contained the fluid spill to prevent further contamination before the vehicle was removed.

Emergency and environmental cleanup crews were on scene for approximately 7 hours investigating the crash and clearing the scene. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Gilliam County Sheriffs Office.

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Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. Announces Changes to some OSP Command Personnel - 01/05/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. has announced the promotion or reassignment of several key agency personnel, including the next Deputy Superintendent. The following promotions/transfers were effective December 1, 2014.

Deputy Superintendent:
Patrick Ashmore has been selected to replace Deputy Superintendent Maureen Bedell following her retirement in December. Ashmore, age 53, previously held the rank of Major, overseeing the Police Services Bureau, which encompasses the Patrol, Fish & Wildlife, Criminal and Forensics Divisions as well as the State Medical Examiner. Ashmore has over 28 years of experience with OSP, holding positions in the agency's Patrol and Criminal Divisions, including special assignments in the Drug Enforcement Section.

Major - Police Services Bureau:
Andy Heider, age 38, has been promoted from Northwest Region Captain to Major, Police Services Bureau, taking over from Deputy Superintendent Ashmore. Heider has worked for OSP for over 19 years and has held positions in the agency's Patrol and Fish & Wildlife Divisions, including specialty assignments in the Special Investigations Unit of the Fish & Wildlife Division.

Northwest Region Captain:
Captain Jeff Hershman, age 44, has worked for OSP for over 20 years. Hershman was reassigned from his previous role as Criminal Division Captain to replace Major Heider as the Northwest Region Captain in Salem. Hershman was promoted to Captain in 2014 and has served in the Patrol and Criminal Divisions and worked in the Office of Professional Standards (OPS).

Criminal Investigations Division Captain:
Terri Davie, age 46, was promoted to the rank of Captain and assigned to head the Department's Criminal Investigations Division, replacing Captain Jeff Hershman. Davie has held positions in the Patrol and Criminal Divisions and her most recent assignment was as Lieutenant, overseeing the Oregon State Athletic Commission section within OSP. Davie has served as a Crisis Negotiations Team member on the Oregon State Police SWAT team for over 5 years and was the Capitol Mall Patrol Office Station Commander.

East Region Captain:
Captain Rob Edwards, age 45, was reassigned from Southwest Region Captain to East Region Captain following the retirement of Captain Dave Macmaniman. Captain Edwards has worked for OSP for 21 years and held various assignments in the Patrol and Criminal Divisions, including the Drug Enforcement Section, and spent 13 years on the agency's Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

Southwest Region Captain:
Captain Ted Phillips, age 47, is a 24-year member of the Oregon State Police and was reassigned from his previous position as Forensic Services Division Director (Captain) to the Southwest Region Captain, replacing Captain Rob Edwards. Captain Phillips has worked in the Patrol and Criminal Divisions and served on the Department's SWAT team and Mobile Response Team (MRT). Captain Phillips worked in the agency's Drug Enforcement Section prior to his promotion to Captain.
OSP Troopers Asking for the Public's Help Locating a 14-Year-Old near the State Fairgrounds - 01/04/15
*** UPDATE ***
BRANDON has been located safe and is no longer of interest. OSP appreciates your assistance.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are asking for the publics help in locating a 14-year-old male who walked away from his family members at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem at about 10:20 p.m. today.

Troopers identified the boy as BRANDON K. WATERMAN, 14, from Bend, who was with his family at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem when he walked away. BRANDON is autistic and troopers are asking anyone with information to report it immediately.

BRANDON is described as 5'8" tall, weighing 100 pounds and having brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black pants, a grey hooded sweatshirt, white tennis shoes and wearing a black baseball hat with the letters "RFC" in red and white. He was last seen walking northbound from the fairgrounds across Silverton Road toward Portland Road.

Anyone with information as to BRANDON'S whereabouts is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555.
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Serious Injury Head-On Crash - Highway 101 near Milepost 130 (Photo) - 01/03/15
On January 2, at approximately 6:03 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on US HWY 101 near MP 130.5 that closed the highway to all traffic for approximately 7 hours. The investigation is continuing but preliminary information indicated a grey, 1991 Mazda pickup, being driven by 27 year-old RAYMOND DAVID, of Otis, was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and passing in no passing zones and around corners. Near milepost 131, DAVID passed another vehicle and began to fish tail. A southbound, 2009 Sterling tractor trailer (loaded with frozen foods), driven by STEPHEN JOHNSON, 57, from Ridgefield, Washington, was hit when the Mazda lost control and collided with the right front portion of the tractor- trailer. DAVID was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Good Samaritan in Corvallis, and then to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland. JOHNSON was not injured and has cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The Mazda pick-up came to rest in the southbound lane of travel and the tractor and trailer came to rest sideways in the highway blocking all lanes of travel. As a result of the crash, 100 gallons of diesel spilled onto the roadway and into the nearby ravine.

Oregon State Police is the lead agency but was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Depoe Bay Fire, ODOT, Lincoln County Major Crash Team (made up of Lincoln City Police Department, Newport Police Department, Lincoln County DA, and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office), and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. The hazardous material was cleaned up by Northwest Firefighters.

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*** Update 2 *** Two Person Fatal Crash on HWY 140 East (South Side Bypass) at Washburn Road - Klamath Falls (Photo) - 01/02/15
Oregon State Police troopers are asking the motorist who picked up the injured suspect on Washburn Way near South Side Bypass on December 28, 2014 at approximately 9:40 a.m., to contact them. Please call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center dispatch at 1 (541) 883-5711 if you have any information relating to the motorist who assisted the injured driver by picking them up at the crash scene on South Side Bypass.

Previous Update
On Saturday, December 28, 2014, at approximately 7:40 am, OSP troopers responded to the South Side Bypass (Hwy 140 East) near milepost 3, on a reported single vehicle rollover crash. A red Ford Ranger pickup was driving west bound and left the north side of the roadway, colliding with a road side lamp post and highway sign, then rolling several times into an adjacent pasture.

Two of the vehicles occupants, GARRETT ZIMMER, 22, of Hermiston, and MARRI D. YOUNG-WELLBAUM, 26, of Eagle Point, were ejected from the pickup and deceased at the scene. A third occupant, GUAGE L. GRAY,22, of Klamath Falls, was transported to Sky Lakes Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Speed, alcohol and icy road conditions are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash. None of the occupants in the vehicle were wearing safety restraints. This investigation is ongoing and no further details are available for release.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Klamath County Fire District #1, and the Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Original Release:
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are just arriving on a single vehicle double fatality crash on HWY 50 (South side Bypass) at Washburn Road in Klamath Falls.

OSP is being assisted at the scene by ODOT and traffic at the location may be affected. For up to the minute traffic details please visit www.tripcheck.com.

Additional releases will be made as information becomes available.

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Preliminary Holiday Reporting Stats for New Years - 2015 - 01/02/15
Preliminary New Year's Holiday reporting numbers:

Oregon State Police troopers reported an uptick in the number of DUII arrests made over this New Year's Holiday period, December 31, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., to January 1, 2015, at 11:59 p.m.

During the 2014-2015 holiday period troopers arrested 37 drivers for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, up from 2013 when troopers arrested 29 impaired drivers.

Troopers responded to 35 crashes this year, 2 of which involved one or more fatality.

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Death Investigation on the Beach - 1 Mile North of Roads End State Park - 01/02/15
On January 1, at about 8:53 A.m., Oregon State Police troopers responded to a report of a deceased person on the beach about 1 mile north of Roads End State Park.

Early information indicates that 58-year-old JAN THUM, of Damascus, was walking on the beach collecting agates. THUM was found deceased by a person walking on the beach and called in to the Lincoln City Police Department. While the investigation is not complete, troopers believe his death was not suspicious.

OSP was assisted by the Lincoln City Police Department and Pacific View Mortuary responded also. No photographs are available for this release.

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*** Update *** Double Fatal Crash on HWY 34 at MP 12 in Linn County (Photo) - 01/02/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a two-vehicle, double fatality, head-on crash on highway 34 at milepost 12, in Linn County.

Early information at the scene indicates that on January 1, at around 7:00 p.m., an aqua colored, 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by BRADLEY R. STORKSON, 26, of Lebanon, was traveling westbound on highway 34 at milepost 12 when for it crossed the centerline and collided with an eastbound, blue, 2000 Chevrolet Impala. The driver of the Camaro was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 7-year-old male passenger was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries and subsequently taken to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland via air ambulance for further treatment. The driver of the Impala, identified as FELICIA N. HAMILTON, 28, of Lebanon, was also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where she were pronounced deceased.

While the investigation is not complete, speed is being considered as a potential factor in this crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, (Linn County Crash Team)- Albany Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, and Tangent Rural Fire District.
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*** Update 2*** Fatal Hit and Run Pedestrian Crash on HWY 18B - West of Sheridan - 01/01/15
Second Update:
Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on highway 18B, in Sheridan, in Yamhill County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a dark gray, 2006, Pontiac Vibe, operated by TOM MISHLER, 81, of Sheridan, was eastbound in the eastbound lane of travel on highway 18B near milepost 5, just inside Sheridan, when he struck 66-year-old CONNIE K. NICKESON, of Sheridan, who was in the eastbound lane on the roadway in a wheelchair. NICKESON was pronounced deceased at the scene.

MISHLER was located by Yamhill County Sheriff's Deputies shortly after the crash and contacted by troopers thereafter. He is cooperating with investigators at this time and was not injured during the crash. Troopers do not believe alcohol to be a factor in this crash and the reason MISHLER did not remain at the crash scene is still under investigation.

Highway 18B was closed for approximately 5 hours while troopers completed the investigation, including a full reconstruction of the incident. OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Yamhill County District Attorney's Office, Medical Examiner, McMinnville Police Department and the Grand Rhonde Tribal Police Department.

FIrst Update
Oregon State Police (OSP) with the assistance of the Yamhill County Sheriff's Department have located the vehicle and driver involved in this mornings fatal vehicle/pedestrian crash in Sheridan. Troopers and Deputies are continuing the investigation and appreciate the publics assistance in locating the vehicle.

Additional information will be released when it comes available.

Original Release
Oregon State Police troopers are arriving on scene of a hit and run vehicle versus pedestrian crash on highway 18B near milepost 5 - on the west end of Sheridan and troopers need your help locating the driver.

According to Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor, on Thursday, January 1, 2015, at approximately 7:00 a.m., a newer model, dark grey, Toyota - either a mini-van, SUV or crossover, sustained heavy front end damage after it struck an elderly female in a wheelchair. According to witnesses the driver stopped momentarily then left the scene.

OSP is asking anyone with information about this crash to contact the Sr. Trooper Taylor by calling the OSP Northern Command Center (NCC) non-emergency number at 503-375-3555.

No photographs are available for release at this time. This information will be updated as available.

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