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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County - 09/16/19

On Monday, September 16, 2019 at approximately 10:10 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle serious injury crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 241. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Saab, operated by Rena Clemons (56) of Coos Bay, was northbound on Hwy 101 when she lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line as she was negotiating a curve in the roadway.   She collided with a southbound green Ford Taurus operated by Michael Puschel (68) of Coos Bay.

Clemons sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Puschel and his passenger, Toni Puschel (67) of Coos Bay, were transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Millington Fire Department, Sumner Fire Department, Green Acres Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT

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Wrong way driver on Interstate 84 results in two fatalities - Gilliam County (Photo) - 09/15/19

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at approximately 5:44 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on I-84 near mile post 119.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry, operated by Josue Amando Lopez-Munoz (29) of Prosser, WA. was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.  He struck a eastbound PT Cruiser operated by Anita Dugger (33) of Salem, OR.

Lopez-Munoz sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Dugger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A 13 year old male in the PT Cruiser was transported by air ambulance to The Dalles and later by ground to OHSU in Portland.

OSP was assisted by North Gilliam Fire Department, North Gilliam Medics, Life flight, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County DA, Gilliam County ME, Benton County (WA) Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 228 - Linn County (Photo) - 09/15/19

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at approximately 2:44 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 228 near mile post 4.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2011 Chevy Silverado, operated by Cody Sanders (33) of Shedd OR, was traveling westbound when he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2002 Honda Civic operated by Jessie Kater (F)(25) of Brownsville, OR. 

Kater sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Sanders and his two juvenile passengers were not injured in the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, and ODOT 

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 214 - Marion County (Photo) - 09/15/19

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at approximately 4:46 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 214 near mile post 41.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Travis Corter (50) of Hillsboro, was eastbound in the westbound lanes passing a car.  He collided with a westbound Chevrolet Volt operated by Massoud Jourabchi (64) of Beaverton.

Corter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Three of the five occupants of the Chevrolet Volt were transported to Salem Hospital for minor injuries. 

OSP was assisted by Mt. Angel Fire Department, Woodburn Fire Department, Woodburn Ambulance, and ODOT.  

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 26 - Jefferson County - 09/13/19

On Friday, September 13, 2019 at approximately 2:10 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Earl St. and Hwy 26 just west of Madras.

Investigation reveals that a Buick Lucerne, operated by Arrita Augustine Sampson (20) of Warm Springs, was traveling on Earl St. and failed to stop for the stop sign at the intersection with Hwy 26.  She drove into the path of an eastbound CMV operated by Brandon McMurrian (30) of Prineville.

Sampson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A passenger in the Buick, May Spino (18) of Warm Springs, was transported by ground to St.Charles - Madras and then by air to St.Charles - Bend for injuries.

McMurrian was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, Jefferson County Fire/EMS and ODOT.

Motorcycle crash results in fatality on Hwy 20 - Linn County - 09/13/19

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at approximately 4:49 P.M. OSP Troopers and  emergency personnel responded to a report of a crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 35 east of Sweet Home.

The investigation revealed a Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Michael Falcioni (58) of Terrebonne,  was traveling eastbound when he lost control in a curve and crossed into the path of a westbound Ford F250 pickup operated by Dale Zoon (53) of Sweet Home.

Falcioni sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Zoon was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Sweet Home Fire and Medics and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash SR 201N near Ontario -- Malheur County (Photo) - 09/12/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s fatal crash on SR 201N near Ontario. 

On Thursday September 12, at about 11:18 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on SR 201N and NW 4th Ave near Ontario.

Preliminary Investigation indicates that a 2016 Ford F650 Uhaul Truck pulling a loaded car dolly, operated by Jimmie CAVANESS, age 71, from Centrailia, WA, was eastbound on NW 4th Ave attempting to cross SR 201N.  A 2007 Kenworth tractor and lowboy equipment operated by Nicholas KOTEK, age 34, from Meridian, ID, was southbound on SR 201N approaching NW 4th Ave.  For an unknown reason the Uhaul pulled out in front of the Kenworth and the front of the Kenworth collided with the driver’s side door of the Uhaul. 

CAVANESS was pronounced deceased at the scene.  KOTEK was uninjured.

Investigators are looking at Failure to obey a Traffic Control Device (Stop Sign) on the part of CAVANESS as a possible contributing factor in the crash. 

The northbound lane of SR 201N were closed for approximately 3 hours.

OSP was assisted by Ontario Police Department, Ontario Fire Department, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and ODOT.      

Photographs provided by OSP.


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Three-Vehicle crash on State Route 82 Results in a Fatality - Wallowa County (Photo) - 09/12/19

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at about 10:30 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on State Route (SR) 82 near milepost 38.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford F150 pickup, operated by Christy ERICKSON, age 31, from La Grande, with two child passengers, was eastbound negotiating a curve when her vehicle left her lane of travel and sideswiped an on-coming Subaru Outback, operated by Mary IMPORTICO, age 31, and passenger Ryan IMPORTICO, age 32,both from Portland. The collision caused the Ford to continue to the left into the oncoming lane and struck a Dodge Ram pickup pulling a trailer nearly head-on, operated by Colby RIMMER, age 25 and passengers Daniel RIMMER, age 53, Michael CRAMER, age 41, and John KRAUS, age 38, all from California.

All three occupants from the Ford were transported to the Wallowa County Hospital where one child passenger was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The second child passenger was transported by air ambulance to a Boise Hospital. ERICKSON was treated and released for her injuries and no other occupants were transported for injuries.

State Route 82 was closed for approximately five hours and one lane opened up for three hours while the on-scene investigation was conducted.

OSP was assisted by the Wallowa Fire Department, Enterprise Ambulance, Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, Enterprise Police Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

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Fatal Truck Crash Interstate 5 near Rogue River -- Jackson County (Photo) - 09/12/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s fatal truck crash on Interstate 5 near Rogue River. 

On September 12, 2019 at about 3:39 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a fatal truck crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 45. 

Preliminary investigation indicates that an International Box Truck hauling electronics, operated by Pavlo HRYZHUK, age 21, from Citrus Heights, CA, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5.  For unknown reasons the truck drifted to the right and collided with a large section of guardrail before traveling off a bridge and coming to rest on the roadway below.  The truck came to rest on Twin Bridges Road, which is the access to Valley of the Rogue State Park. 

HRYZHUK was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.  Investigators are looking at the possibility of fatigue contributing to the crash.

Interstate 5 traffic was not affected during the crash.  The northbound exit to Valley of the Rogue State Park is currently closed while the truck is being recovered. 

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Caveman Towing. 

Photograph provided by OSP.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

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UPDATE -Oregon State Police asking for public assistance with Elk poaching case- Yamhill County (Photo) - 09/09/19

On September 3, 2019 the Oregon State Police requested the public’s assistance with information regarding a spike elk found dead in Yamhill County. Suspicious circumstances such as the proximity (150 yards) to another recent bull elk kill, the location of the spike in a main trail, the well placed broad head wound, as well as other physical evidence at the scene suggested the elk may have been located by the shooter and ultimately wasted. 

Through the press release both un-related parties involved with the take of the harvested elk as well as the wasted elk contacted OSP.

Troopers were able to use a trail camera they placed on the animal, the ODFW Electronic Licensing System, physical evidence at the scene (type of broadheads used etc.), and data from both parties ONX maps to corroborate statements made by the involved parties. It was determined the hunter who shot the elk had made a reasonable effort to locate the elk but had lost it. Once it was determined the elk was in fact the one he had shot, Troopers informed him he was required to validate his tag, which he did.

No enforcement action was taken on this case and the Oregon State Police would like to thank these individuals for coming forward. 

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The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance identifying the person(s) responsible for the waste of a bull elk in Yamhill  County.

On August 30, 2019, OSP received information that two bull elk carcasses had been found and one appeared to be completely wasted. Evidence at the scene indicates someone successfully located the wasted bull after it was dead, but failed to harvest the animal.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Dispatch at *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone or through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Reference Trooper Jerome

 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

CASH REWARDS:

Cash Rewards

$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat & Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer & Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar & Wolf
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags

$200 Unlawful Lending/Borrowing Big Game Tag(s)

$100 Game Fish & Shellfish
$100 Upland Birds & Waterfowl or Furbearers

 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

Grant County Deputy arrested after OSP investigation. - 09/09/19

On Friday, September 6, 2019 the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division received a request to conduct an investigation where the suspect was a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy. 

On Monday, September 9, 2019 the Oregon State Police arrested Deputy Tyler Smith on charges of Child Neglect, Attempted Adult Rape, and Assault IV.

All further inquiries should be directed to the Grant County District Attorney's Office

Passenger dies in three vehicle crash on Interstate 84 - Malheur County - 09/09/19

On Sunday, September 8, 2019 at approximately 1:36 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to to a three vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 353.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Subaru Crosstrek, operated by Aislynn Hoang (19)(F) of Salt Lake City, UT, was eastbound passing a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) when it lost control, struck the trailer of the CMV, crossed the median into the westbound lanes, and collided with a Ford F150 PU pulling a trailer.  

Hoang was transported by air to a hospital in Boise for injuries.

The passenger in the Subaru Crosstrek Garrett Carpenter (19) of Beaverton, OR sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The operator of the F150 John Mcpherson (67) of Port Orchard, WA. and his passenger Lou Anne Heim (64) of Port Orchard, WA were transported by ground to an area hospital for injuries.

The operator of the CMV was not injured.

The road was wet at the time of the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Huntington Fire Department, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and ODOT

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Driver Arrested for Manslaughter II in Fatal Crash near Newport (Photo) - 09/08/19

On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at about 5:55 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle, serious injury, crash on US-20 around milepost 2.

Preliminary investigation revealed a brown 1978 Jeep CJ5, operated by Michael John Craycraft, age 52, of Newport, was traveling eastbound on US-20 when Craycraft lost control of the Jeep and began to spin off the south side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The unrestrained passenger, Rhawnie Lynn Harp, age 40, of Waldport, was ejected from the vehicle.  Harp was transported by ground ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital (SPCH) in Newport where she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Craycraft was also transported to SPCH where he was kept overnight due to his injuries.

Hospital tests, on Craycraft, revealed presence of alcohol level over the .08%.  September 8, 2019 Craycraft was released from SPCH where he was immediately placed under arrest and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on charges of Manslaughter II, Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

US-20 was closed to one lane for approximately three hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, PACWEST Ambulance, and Newport Fire. 

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 - Klamath County (Photo) - 09/07/19

On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at approximately 4:11 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 50 near milepost 19.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Silver 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by Jessica Harris (33) of Tulelake, CA. was traveling southbound on Hwy 50 when for unknown reasons the Jeep veered off the road and struck a utility pole. 

Harris sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 50 was closed for three hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Merrill Fire and ODOT.

 

 

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 260 - Josephine County - 09/06/19

On September 3, 2019 at approximately 5:19 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motorcycle crash on Hwy 260 near mile post 20.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Heritage Softail Classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by John Yanutik III (51) of Merlin, OR, was traveling west on Hwy 260 when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway.

Yanutik was transported to Three Rivers Hospital where he was evaluated and subsequently transported to the ICU at Rogue Regional Medical Center.

On September 5, 2019 at approximately 11:30 A.M. Yanutik was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire Department, AMR, and ODOT. 

 

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 370 - Deschutes County - 09/06/19

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at approximately 6:40 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 370 near milepost 2.

Preliminary investigations reveals that a Chevy Impala, operated by Matthew Herrera (43) of Prineville, was eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control, on a corner, and slid sideways into the westbound lane.  The Impala collided with a westbound GMC PU operated by Aaron Ruhl (37) of Prineville.

Herrera sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Ruhl and his passenger, Jessica Heggie (32) of Prineville, were transported to St. Charles for injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and Rescue, and ODOT

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Rockaway Man Dies in Head-on Crash near Rockaway (Photo) - 09/05/19

On Thursday September 5, 2019 at about 02:17 am, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single fatality two-vehicle crash on US-101 at milepost 53 south of Rockaway Beach.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2017 Ford Mustang, operated by Jason Ringhouse, age 45, of Rockaway Beach, was traveling northbound on US-101 when it crossed the center line into the southbound lane. The Mustang collided with a 2015 Ford F150, operated by James Udenby, age 62, of Nehalem. Ringhouse was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Family transported Udenby to the local hospital for evaluation.

US-101 southbound was closed for approximately 4 hours following the crash.  Alcohol and seatbelt usage are being investigated as contributing factors by Ringhouse.  Manzanita Police Department, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Garibaldi Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office assisted OSP.

 

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Death Investigation - Josephine County - 09/04/19

On Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at approximately 9:45 A.M. the Josephine County Sheriff’s office responded to the 4000 block of Cheney Creek Road in Josephine County for a shots fired call.

Deputies arriving on scene located 41 year old Ivan J. Nutting Jr. deceased in the residence with gunshot wounds.

The Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to coordinate and conduct the investigation.

The initial investigation indicates there was an argument and a physical altercation between Ivan Nutting Jr. and his father, Ivan Nutting Sr.  Ivan Nutting Sr. was able to wrestle a rifle away from Ivan Nutting Jr. and shots were fired.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Oregon State Police Forensics Services Division, the Josephine County District Attorney’s office and the Josephine County Sheriff’s office.

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Oregon State Police seeking Public's assistance with Deer Poaching- Jackson County (Photo) - 09/03/19

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating and apprehending the person(s) responsible for shooting/wasting a black tail deer around Friday, August 30, 2019  The deer was located in the Willow Point Campground at Howard Prairie Reservoir.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on or around Thursday, August 29, 2019, a deer was shot and left to waste in the Willow Point Campground at Howard Prairie Reservoir. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Dispatch at *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone or through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

CASH REWARDS:

Cash Rewards

$1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat & Moose 
$500 Elk, Deer & Antelope 
$300 Bear, Cougar & Wolf
$300 Habitat Destruction 
$200 Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags

$200 Unlawful Lending/Borrowing Big Game Tag(s)

$100 Game Fish & Shellfish
$100 Upland Birds & Waterfowl or Furbearers

 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

 

Attached Media Files: Howard Prairie Poached Deer
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Meet Buck the new OSP Wildlife Detection K-9 (Photo) - 09/01/19

On Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. the Oregon State Police will be hosting a media event at the Oregon State Police General Headquarters located at 3565 Trelstad Ave. Salem, OR 97317.

Trooper Josh Wolcott and K-9 Buck will be onsite.  Buck will provide a demonstration of his abilities and Trooper Wolcott will be available for questions.

Representatives of Oregon Wildlife Foundation who partnered with OSP in November 2018 to purchase Buck will also be onsite.

If you plan to attend please email osppio@state.or.us 

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UPDATE #2 - Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Fatal Crash on Hwy 395 - Umatilla County (Photo) - 09/01/19

The  investigation and information received from the public indicates the vehicle involved is more likely a 1994-2001 Acura Integra.

The vehicle will also be missing a passenger side mirror.

OSP would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

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The pedestrian is being identified as Antonia M. Cobarubias (41) of Hermiston.

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On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 2:30 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian that had been hit by a car on Hwy 395 near mile post 4A.

Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart walking northbound when a yet unknown red Honda car, unknown model, struck the pedestrian from behind.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Name and information will be released at a later time.

The driver of the Honda did not stop but left several pieces of the vehicle at the scene (pictures attached). OSP believes the vehicle is a 1996 to 2000 Honda, possibly a Civic model, with aftermarket features and effects

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding this deadly hit and run crash to contact the Oregon State Police by dialing *OSP.

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department, Hermiston Police Department, Umatilla County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

Media information for PIO phone number - 09/01/19

The Oregon State Police media message phone (541) 419-8843 is not working. 

Please email all inquiries to osppio@state.or.us 

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Washington County (Photo) - 08/30/19

On Friday, August 30, 2019 at approximately 12:10 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 41.

Preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Toyota Yaris, operated by Ken Duong (48) of Beaverton, was eastbound when for unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway and struck the tunnel. 

Duong sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 26 was closed for approximately 3 hours.

Oregon State Police was assisted by ODOT, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Gaston Fire Department

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Counterfeit money found at the Oregon State Fair (Photo) - 08/30/19

On Thursday, August 29, 2019, Trooper working the Oregon State Fair responded to a complaint of a counterfeit $20.00 bill being used.  Through a joint effort with Oregon Sate Fair staff, two additional counterfeit $20 were located.  

A subject, Ezekiel Tres Mock, age 20, was located and subsequently arrested for Forgerty 1 and excluded for the remainder of the Oregon State Fair.  

To ensure all fair goers are safe, we ask attendees if they see something to say something. OSP Troopers are always looking for fair patrons to be vigilant with their surroundings. We ask anyone who witnesses criminal or disruptive activities to quickly report those incidents by calling  *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone or 503-375-3555.

Attached Media Files: coutnerfeitmoney
Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Umatilla County - 08/29/19

On Thursday, August 29, 2019 at approximately 12:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on I-84 near mile post 210.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford PU, operated by Frank Ball Jr (58) of Pendleton, was eastbound when it left the roadway and entered the median where it rolled.

Ball sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Pendleton Police Department, Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Pendleton Fire and Ambulance and ODOT.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Josephine County (Photo) - 08/29/19

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 5:51 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I-5 at milepost 71.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Versa, operated by George Kachigian (84) of Grants Pass, was traveling northbound on I-5 when the Versa lost control and struck the center concrete median.  The Versa overturned and came to rest on the right shoulder of the road. 

Kachigian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire District, ODOT, AMR, and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office.

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UPDATE - Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 20 - Harney County (Photo) - 08/27/19

Update:

Operator - MORIA Shackelford of LaPine - Name was spelled incorrectly.

13 year old female from LaPine - treated locally

7 year old male from LaPine - treated locally

4 year old female from LaPine - flown to Portland

1 year old female from LaPine - deceased

Fatigue and failing to use safety equipment are being investigated as possible contributing factors.

 

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On Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at approximately 4:10 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near mile post 134.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a GMC Acadia, operated by Moria Shackelford (28) of LaPine, was westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a raised driveway causing the vehicle to become airborne.

There were four juveniles in the vehicle:

2 were treated locally for injuries

1 was transported to Portland by air ambulance

1 sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Shackelford sustained minor injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Hines Police Department, Harney County Ambulance, Burns Fire Department, and ODOT

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 214 - Marion County (Photo) - 08/27/19

On Monday, August 26, 2019 at approximately 11:57 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a serious injury crash on Hwy 214 near milepost 38.

Preliminary investigation shows a Toyota Corolla, operated by Doyle Lewis (82) of Salem, was traveling northbound on Hwy 214 when he lost control of his vehicle and it crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Mark Clark (69) of Salem.  

Clark was transported by Life Flight to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

A passenger on the motorcycle, Brandi Wilcut (29) of Salem, was transported by ground to Silverton Hospital with serious injuries.

Lewis was not injured in the crash.

OSP was assisted by ODOT and Silverton Fire Department.

 

 

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hwy 26 crash - Baker County (Photo) - 08/24/19

On Friday, August 23, 2019 at approximately 11:15 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a serious injury crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 202.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a  Ford (F350) flatbed pickup hauling a Honda ATV, operated by Justin Jacobs (38) of Prairie City, was traveling westbound on Hwy 26 when the strap holding the ATV to  the truck came loose and the ATV fell off the truck.  The ATV struck an eastbound Honda motorcycle operated by Enes Smith (72) of Madras.

Smith was transported by Air ambulance with serious injuries. 

OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, EMS from Unity and Baker City, and ODOT. 

 

 

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hwy 22 crash - Polk County - 08/24/19

On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at approximately 1:53 P.M. OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a serious injury crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 24.

The investigation showed a gray Honda van, operated by Zoe Serrano (25) of Salem, exited a driveway into the path of a westbound Honda motorcycle operated by Issac Esparza (20) of Keizer.

Esparza sustained serious injuries and was transported to Salem Hospital.

Serrano was not injured. 

OSP was assisted by the Salem Police Department and ODOT

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 224 - Clackamas County - 08/22/19

On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at approximately 8:35 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 13. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by Cecilia Reid (18) of West Linn, was traveling westbound on Hwy 224.  Reid was negotiating a curve when she lost control on wet pavement and slid into the eastbound lane.  Reid collided with a eastbound 2015 Subaru Forester operated by Margaret White (74) of Estacada.  

White was transported to OHSU were she was pronounced deceased.

 

 

 

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CORRECTION ---Three people die in single vehicle crash on Hwy 126 - Deschutes County (Photo) - 08/21/19

Last name is spelled Vaughan 

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 On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at approximately 11:30 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 126 at mp 105.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Toyota Venza, operated by Kenneth Vaughan (69) of Redmond, was traveling westbound on Hwy 126 when for an unknown reason it veered off the road and struck large rocks at a driveway access.

Kenneth Vaughn and his passengers  Sheryl Vaughan (63) of Redmond and April Vaughan (33) sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire Department and ODOT

  

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