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Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Baker County (Photo) - 08/07/20

On Friday, August 7, 2020, at approximately 2:19 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 291. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2019 Nissan Rogue SUV, operated by Heydi Yajaira Sandoval (31) of Stanfield, was westbound when it left the roadway, impacted a metal snow fence, and rolled.

Sandoval who was not wearing a seatbelt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation and Baker City Fire Department.

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 395C - Harney County - 08/03/20

On Sunday, August 2, 2020 at approximately 9:50 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 395C near Lost Creek Timber Rd. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jon Meek (63) of Riverside, CA, was northbound when he attempted to pass a farm tractor pulling a bailer, operated by a juvenile male, that had just started a left turn.  The motorcycle struck the left front of the farm tractor.

Meek was transported by air ambulance to Saint Lukes Hospital in Idaho where he was pronounced deceased.

The juvenile was not injured in the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Harney District Ambulance, and ODOT.

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OSP Requesting Information from Witnesses/Victims of Crashes/Reckless Driving - Coos/Douglas/Lane Counties (Photo) - 08/02/20

On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at approximately 10:37 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a reckless driver and hit and run crash located on Hwy 101 milepost 233 just north of North Bend, OR.

The reporting person advised they were stopped at the traffic signal at East Bay Dr. and Hwy 101 when they were struck  from behind. The suspect vehicle, a green older Dodge 1500 pickup with a green canopy bearing CA license plate, then accelerated attempting to push the vehicle into the intersection.

None of the occupants were injured and the Dodge continued northbound on Hwy 101 driving recklessly.

OSP was notified by the Coos Bay Police Department they were investigating the same Dodge pickup for striking several vehicles while traveling north on Hwy 101 through the city of Coos Bay. 

OSP received a report the Dodge was observed at the trailhead to Siltcoos Lake, near the city of Florence, where the vehicle had intentionally struck several more vehicles and was again observed driving recklessly.

One occupant from a struck vehicle was injured and transported by West Lane Ambulance to Florence Hospital.

Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the area and located Kevin Simpson (47) of Eureka CA. on Hwy 101 near milepost 196. He was lodged a the Lane County Jail for failure to perform the duties of a driver (hit and run), reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.     

The Dodge was located nearby and had crashed through a gate leading to private property and become stuck in the sand.  The Dodge was reported stolen out of Eureka, CA.

Oregon State Police is requesting information from witnesses to the reckless driving and crashes or victims of crashes to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-269-5000 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Douglas Laird. 

Simpson stated that he believed he had struck 26 different vehicles.

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Oregon State Police is Seeking the Public's Assistance Regarding the Unlawful Waste of a Mule Deer - Baker County - 08/02/20

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking the public's help to identify the person(s)responsible for shooting a mule deer and leaving it to waste on private property at Smith Lake just outside of Baker City.  This likely occurred the evening of July 27 or the early morning hours of July 28, 2020.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Sgt. Isaac Cyr through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile) or at the local Baker City OSP Office at 541-403-7808.

 

** 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-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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 Mountain Sheep, 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:
* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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)

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County - 08/02/20

On Saturday,  August 1, 2020, at approximately 1:22 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Hwy 97 and O'Neil Hwy for a two-vehicle crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Honda Odyssey, operated by Robert Gregg (53) of Madras, was entering Hwy 97 when it was struck by a southbound commercial motor vehicle operated by Alfonso Lopez (56) of Colton, CA.

Gregg and his passenger, Antonia Romero (46) of Madras, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Lopez was not injured.

Hwy 97 was partially closed for several hours during the investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire Department and ODOT.

Oregon State Police assisting with a shooting investigation- Josephine County - 07/31/20

On July 31, 2020, Grants Department of Public Safety responded to Three Rivers Medical Center for a female that had been shot. The victim was identified as Julie Names (43) from Josephine County.  Hospital staff made every effort to revive the victim but were unsuccessful and she was pronounced deceased.

The Oregon State Police Major Crime Team was called and responded to the hospital.  The man, who drove the victim to the hospital, was detained and interviewed as a potential suspect.  The suspect, Travis Albins (41) of Josephine County, was arrested today and charged with Unlawful use of a Weapon and Manslaughter I.

 

Update on identification- OSP is seeking public assistance with unidentified deceased female- Lincoln County - 07/31/20

Thanks to the public's assistance, the deceased female has been positively identified as Annette Fagan (58) of Portland, Oregon.

No further information will be released. 

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On Thursday, July 30, 2020, at approximately 1:02 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a deceased adult white female found on the beach between Devil's Punchbowl and Otter Rock.  The deceased female is believed to have washed up after an undetermined amount of time in the Pacific Ocean.  The deceased female has yet to be identified and the investigation is ongoing. 

OSP is seeking the public’s assistance with help identifying this person.  The deceased white adult female has blonde mid-length hair, blue eyes and believed to be between 40 and 50 years of age.  She was wearing black yoga-style pants with the logo “Wilson Lacrosse” on the hip, a white t-shirt with “Skyhawks Sports Academy” logo, and gray with orange sole Nike shoes.

Anyone with information on who this might be, or this case is urged to contact the Oregon State Police.  Call OSP dispatch by dialing *OSP or *677 from a mobile phone or 800-442-0776 reference case #SP20213257. 

 

Fatal crash hwy 194- Polk County - 07/31/20

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, at approximately 11:13 P.M., Oregon State Police responded to a death investigation on Hwy 194 near milepost 1 (Smith Rd) in Polk County. Preliminary investigation revealed a white Chevrolet Silverado, operated by David Joshua Gomez (34) of Independence, OR, was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree down an embankment. The driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Mr. Gomez was reported missing when he did not show up for work on July 30.  His family searched for him and reported him missing around 8:00 P.M. After an extensive search Officers with Independence Police Department found the vehicle two-hours later with the driver inside. No foul play is suspected. The Investigation is ongoing.

The Polk County Sherriff’s Office, Independence Police Department, Polk County Fire, and ODOT responded to assist. The highway was closed for approximately 6 hours.

 

Fatal crash hwy 101- Clatsop County - 07/31/20

On Thursday, July 30, 2020, at approximately 9:30 P.M., Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian on Hwy 101 milepost 17.  Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet coupe, driven by Aaron Harris (29) Cannon Beach, OR, was traveling northbound when he saw a pedestrian but was unable to avoid them as they crossed into his path of travel.

The pedestrian, identified as Rachel Faith McCune (35) Seaside, Oregon, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Hwy 101 was closed to one lane of travel for 3 hours.  

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Fatal crash on Hwy 224- Clackamas County (Photo) - 07/30/20

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 7:19 A.M.,  Oregon State Police and Clackamas Fire responded to the report of a multiple vehicle crash on Hwy 224 near SE 197th Ave. in Clackamas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Kia Spectra operated by Kurtiss Orcutt (51) of Milwaukie, OR. was traveling westbound and veered into the oncoming lane of travel. The Kia struck a Ford F550 traveling eastbound. The F550 was operated by Megan Scott (34) Sweet Home, OR. The F550 lost control and struck a black Acura operated by Cynthia Martin (46).  Also in the Acura was her daughter (17) from Sandy, OR. A Chevrolet PGE vehicle and an unmarked OSP vehicle were also struck receiving minor damage.

The operator of the Acura was life flighted to OHSU with critical head injuries and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the Kia (Orcutt) was arrested on scene for DUII. Citizens who witnessed the event quickly provided aid at the scene.

 

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Fatal crash on State Route 34 milepost 14 -Lincoln County (Photo) - 07/27/20

On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at approximately 7:07 P.M. Oregon State Police responded to the report of a motorcycle crash, which occurred on State Route 34 near mile post 14 in Lincoln County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2012 Ducati motorcycle, operated by Kenneth Robert KEARNEY (51) of Waldport, was westbound negotiating a sweeping left turn when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle went off the westbound shoulder.  The motorcycle came to an uncontrolled rest in the roadside brush.  Kearney was ejected off the motorcycle during the crash. 

Kearney sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

One lane of SR 34 was closed for approximately three hours.  OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Central Coast Fire Department, Seal Rock Fire Department, PacWest Ambulance and ODOT Incident Response.

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Fatal crash hwy 22 MP 38- Marion County - 07/27/20

On Sunday, July 26, 2020 at approximately 2:59 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on Hwy 22 near mile post 38.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Ford F150, operated by Scott Zadow (43) from Portland. was traveling eastbound when the vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and sideswiped a Nissan Pathfinder operated by Curtis Gagner (42) of Canby.

The Ford F150 continued westbound and collided into a VW Passat operated by John Berquist (50) of Turner.

Berquist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.Zadow was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Gates Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation.

The highway remained closed for approximately 6.5 hours.  The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Anyone who has information regarding this collision is asked to contact OSP.

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UPDATE - Homicide Investigation - Lake County (Photo) - 07/25/20

The Lake County Major Crime Team continues to investigate the murder of Lakeview resident Jacob Wheat.

Dean Wood (32) has been identified as a person of interest Wheat’s death.

Wood is currently in custody at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.

The Lake County Major Crime Team is dedicated to investigating and pursuing criminal charges on any persons involved in aiding with the murder.

Anyone who has information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2504 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

The Lake County Major Crime Team consists of the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Lake County Community Corrections.

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On Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:03 P.M., Lake County 911 received an emergency call reporting a shooting at 11 North G Street in Lakeview, OR.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers responded and found Jacob Wheat (26) of Lakeview, OR. laying in the parking lot.  Wheat was critically injured and died while responding officers attempted first aid.

The Lake County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate.

Law enforcement believes there is no active threat to the community.

The Lake County Major Crime Team consists of the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.

Anyone who has information regarding this investigation or was in the area of the incident, and has not been contacted by police is encouraged to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2222 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

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Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Criminal Mischief - Curry County (Photo) - 07/23/20

Sometime between July 22, 2020 at 9:00 P.M. and July 23, 2020 at 9:00 A.M. unknown person(s) fired multiple rounds into an ODOT mowing tractor that was located at Hwy 101 and Edson Creek Rd. 

The rounds damaged the glass and doors - the damage is estimated to be $1,600.

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding this criminal mischief to contact the Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and leave information for Senior Trooper Jess Oliver case# SP20-206076

UPDATE - Shooting Investigation Silver Falls State Park - Marion County - 07/23/20

The victim is being identified as Billy Gardner from Portland. 

He was treated and released at the Salem Hospital for a gunshot wound. 

He was in possession of the Ford Fusion, which belongs to a family member, prior to the shooting.

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On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 between approximately 10:00 P.M. - 11:15 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to Silver Falls State Park north trailhead parking lot for a person who had been shot.

Emergency personnel located a 23 year old male with a gunshot wound and he was transported to the hospital.

It is believed the suspect(s) stole a silver 2016 Ford Fusion bearing Oregon License 383 MAX and left the area northbound on Hwy 214.

OSP is requesting anyone with any information regarding this shooting to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP and reference case #SP20-205764.

OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Silverton Police Department, Drakes Crossing Fire Department, and Woodburn Ambulance.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County - 07/23/20

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 at approximately 2:32 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near mile post 235.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black Toyota Sienna, operated by Benjamina Martinez-Antibanez (F) (38) from Porterville, CA. was traveling southbound when the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled. 

A passenger, Tomas Abrajandelacruz (39) from Porterville, CA. was not wearing a seat belt, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Martinez-Antibanez and 5 juvenile passengers did not sustain life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire Department and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 234 - Jackson County - 07/22/20

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at approximately 10:44 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 234 near mile post 12.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda motorcycle, operated by Mark Nienhouse (42) of Medford, was traveling west on Hwy 234 when it struck an elk in the roadway.

Nienhouse and his passenger, Jennifer Ayala (30) of Central Point, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Fire District 3, and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County (Photo) - 07/21/20

On Monday, July 20, 2020 at approximately 5:57 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a head-on crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 275.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Hyundai, operated by Norman Shell (75) of Chiloquin, was traveling northbound when it veered into the southbound lane and struck a BMW operated by Natalie Carlson (50) of Glendale.

Shell is believed to have had a medical event just prior to the crash.

Shell and Carlson were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 

Shell was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP was assisted by Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire, and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 203 - Union County - 07/20/20

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at approximately 4:09 P.M.,  Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multi-vehicle crash on Hwy 203 near milepost 12.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Keith Walker (62) of La Grande, was  northbound when for an unknown reason it entered the southbound lane and collided with a Ford F350 pickup and then a Toyota Camry. 

Walker sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Union County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and Cove Fire Department.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 95 - Malheur County (Photo) - 07/20/20

On Sunday, July 19, 2020 at approximately 12:06 P.M.,  Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 95 near milepost 59.

Preliminary Investigation revealed that a 2017 Freightliner and trailer combination, operated by Kenneth White (59) from Mesa, AZ,  was northbound when it collided with a 2002 Subaru Legacy that was traveling southbound in the northbound lane.  Investigation indicates the Subaru was passing in a no passing zone. 

The operator of the Subaru was pronounced deceased.  Name will be released when all notifications are made.

White was transported by ground ambulance to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, ID. with minor injuries.  

OSP was assisted by ODOT. 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 22E - Marion County (Photo) - 07/18/20

On Saturday, July 18, 2020 at approximately 6:45 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 22E near milepost 53.   

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2003 Ford F-250 pickup (towing a boat), operated by Robert Smith (61) of Salem, was eastbound when it went off the roadway and struck a tree. 

Smith sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

OSP was assisted by ODOT and Idahna Fire. 

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Oregon State Police is Seeking the Public's Assistance Regarding the Unlawful Take and Waste of a Bull Elk and a Buck Deer - Columbia County (Photo) - 07/16/20

On June 28, 2020 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated the report of a spike elk that was discovered on Weyerhaeuser property located off of Clear Creek Rd. near Timber Road in Columbia County. 

The elk had been shot and some meat was removed but most was left to waste.  

On July 5, 2020 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated another report from the same area regarding a buck deer left to waste. 

The deer was located approximately 50 yards from where the elk was located.  The deer had been shot and no meat was removed. 

There was a .308 caliber bullet casing found on the road near the area.

This case may be related to a wasted cow elk reported in this area on March 28, 2020.  

OSP is requesting that anyone with information regarding these wildlife offenses to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 and refer to Trooper Ben Turner.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677) or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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 Mountain Sheep, 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:
* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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)

 

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Wasco County - 07/15/20

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at approximately 11:17 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 76, approximately six miles west of The Dalles.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ducati motorcycle, operated by Nelson Martin (42) of Hood River, was passing in the fast lane when it lost control and slid under the trailer of a Mack semi truck operated by Angela Lynn Biery (50)  of Pendleton.

Martin sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT and Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue.  

Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Shooting Incidents - Josephine / Douglas Counties - 07/14/20

The Oregon State Police is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting at several vehicles on Interstate 5 between Roseburg and Grants Pass. 

In the last several weeks OSP has investigated 5 vehicles that have been struck by bullets on Interstate 5 between milepost 67 and 100. 

No injuries have been reported.

If you are traveling in the area and believe your vehicle has been struck with a bullet please call 911, note the time, location and if possible continue out of the area.  

If you have information regarding the shootings or if you believe your vehicle has been struck please contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP - Reference OSP Case #SP20-173444.

 

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CORRECTION - Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Jackson County (Photo) - 07/14/20

The deceased passenger is Mary Sprangel (71) of Medford she was wrongly identified as Jilleen Sprangel who passed in 2015.

OSP apologizes for the mistake. 

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On Monday, July 13, 2020 at approximately 3:40 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 39.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Ford F250, operated by Harry Sprangel (79) of Medford, pulling a Arctic Fox travel trailer was northbound when it left the roadway and overturned. 

The vehicle caught fire with the two occupants still inside.  An OSP Trooper and witnesses extinguished the fire and extricated Harry Sprangel from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital for injuries.

The passenger, Jilleen Sprangel (82) of Medford, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.   

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3 and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Douglas County - 07/13/20

On Sunday, July 12, 2020 at approximately 8:39 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 144.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1998 Dodge pickup, operated by Ruth Youngblood (71) of Sutherlin, was southbound on I-5 when it left the roadway and struck a tree.

Youngblood sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

One male juvenile passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  A second male juvenile passenger was flown by air ambulance to Springfield with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by North Douglas County Fire, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Tillamook County (Photo) - 07/11/20

On Thursday, July 9, 2020 at approximately 1:52 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 101 and Long Prairie Rd.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue Hyundai SUV, operated by Miriam Wolfe (90) of Netarts, was crossing Hwy 101 traveling west from Long Prairie Rd onto Gienger Rd.  She pulled into the path of a Jeep Cherokee, operated by Alan Mulvaney (38) of Cannon Beach, that was southbound on Hwy 101 and it was unable to avoid the crossing Hyundai.    

Both drivers were injured and transported by ambulance to the Tillamook Hospital.  

Wolfe was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

Mulvaney was then transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

OSP was assisted by the Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire Department, Tillamook Ambulance and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.  

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 224 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 07/11/20

On Friday, July 10, 2020 at approximately 7:35 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 224 Expressway near milepost 5.5.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2006 Pontiac GTO, operated by Anthony Higgins (32) of Portland, was traveling westbound on Hwy 224 Expressway in the left lane when it hit the median, lost control, traveled down an embankment, and rolled.  

Higgins sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A passenger, Kendra Stockberger (19) of Portland, was transported by ground ambulance to Emanuel Hospital for non life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Happy Valley Police Department, ODOT, and Clackamas Fire Department.  

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County (Photo) - 07/11/20

On Friday, July 10, 2020 at approximately 6:33 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near MP 151.

Preliminary investigation revealed a green 2001 Ford Explorer, operated by Ysabell Joseph (24) of Lapine, was south on Hwy 97 when it left the roadway and rolled.

The front passenger, Joseph Kushner (34) of Lapine, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Kushner sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Ysabell Joseph was wearing a seatbelt and she was transported via air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Police Department, Sunriver Police Department, Sunriver Fire Department and ODOT. 

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