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Fatal Crash on Hwy 140W - Klamath County - 02/24/21

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at approximately 2:45 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 36.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota SR5 pickup, operated by Paula West (64) of Klamath Falls, was eastbound when it lost control and collided with a westbound Dodge Grand Caravan operated by Mary Wolf (63) of Chiloquin.

West was transported to the hospital.

Wolf sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

There were two passengers in the Dodge - David Burton (37) of Chiloquin was transported to the hospital and a juvenile female was transported, by air ambulance, to the hospital.

OSP was assisted by Rocky Point Fire and EMS, Klamath County Fire District 4, and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Unlawful Taking of Cow Elk - Wheeler County - 02/23/21

The Oregon State Police is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the person(s) responsible for unlawfully shooting and killing a cow elk in Wheeler County. 

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 Oregon State Police Troopers discovered the remains of an unlawfully killed cow elk in the northern Fossil Unit, on USFS Road 25 near the 150 spur (Henry Creek area).  The kill was fresh and was believed to have been shot and taken at night, during the evening hours of February 17.  Additionally, an ATV or UTV was utilized to transport the elk upon Henry Creek Road traveling down to the junction with Kahler Basin Road, north of the town of Spray. 

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Sr. Trooper Brian Jewett through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-980-6081.

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:

Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000

Elk, deer, antelope $500

Bear, cougar, wolf $300

Habitat destruction $300

Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200

Game fish, shell fish $100

Upland birds, waterfowl $100

Furbearers $100

Preference Points:

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

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 22 - Tillamook County - 02/18/21

On Thursday, February 18, 2021 at approximately 10:55 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 1 - east of Hebo.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Ranger, operated by Jonathan Moreland (28) of Tillamook, was eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lane and collided with a Dodge Ram 3500, towing a trailer, operated by Joshua Brown (25) of Newberg.

Moreland and a passenger in the Ford Ranger,  Jimmie Toll (46) of Bay City, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Two other passengers in the Ford Ranger, Dominic Reeves (18) of Tillamook and Alexis Bacon (20) of Amity, were transported to the hospital with injuries.

Brown was not injured.

Hwy 22 was closed for approximately four hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Nestucca Rural Fire Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office.     

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Oregon State Police is Requesting Public's Assistance in Deer Poaching Case - Harney County - 02/16/21

The Oregon State Police is requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of at least three mule deer and wasting two of those deer in Harney County.

On November 6, 2020,  Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified of a deceased mule deer fawn with a dart in its neck and chest area, in the area of Court Street near Railroad Ave in Burns, OR.

An OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper also located a second mule deer doe in the vicinity that also had the same kind of dart in her shoulder.

On February 13, 2021 at approximately 12:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers investigated a third deer shot with a similar dart and severely injured in the same vicinity of the previous two deer. The deer had to be euthanized by the trooper.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Trooper Dean Trent through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-589-2547.

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who “work” the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:

Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000

Elk, deer, antelope $500

Bear, cougar, wolf $300

Habitat destruction $300

Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200

Game fish, shell fish $100

Upland birds, waterfowl $100

Furbearers $100

Preference Points:

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

Fatal Crash - Ecola State Park Rd. - Clatsop County - 02/16/21

On Monday, February 15, 2021 at approximately 6:04 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Ecola State Park Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Mazda MZ3, operated by Rony Tomas-Garcia (23) of Seaside, was southbound on Ecola State Park Road when it veered off the road, struck a tree, and came to rest on its top. 

A 3 1/2 month old baby girl sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

A passenger, Esperanza Martin-Ramirez (20) of Roseburg,  was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and later transferred to OHSU.

Tomas-Garcia was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital and released after receiving medical treatment. 

He was arrested for Manslaughter, Assault, Reckless Driving and DUII. 

He was lodged in the Clatsop County Jail.  

OSP was assisted by Cannon Beach Police Department, Seaside Fire Department and Cannon Beach Fire Department.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 201S -- Malheur County - 02/11/21

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at approximately 12:14 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 201S near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge pickup, operated by Jessie Malchow (66) of Vale, was northbound when it failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway, and struck a drainage ditch.

Malchow sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Adrian Fire Department and QRU,  Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Clatsop County - 02/10/21

On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at approximately 10:07 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Mercedes station wagon, operated by Walter Smith (21) of Pendleton,  was westbound when it lost control and slid sideways into the eastbound lanes and collided with a Toyota Tacoma operated by Natalie Swauger (30) of Seaside.

Smith and his passengers - Erick Fadness (20) of Decorah, Iowa and a 16 year old female from Portland, all sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. 

Swauger was transported by air ambulance to a Portland hospital.

Speed is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted by the Seaside Fire Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 219 - Yamhill County - 02/10/21

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at approximately 6:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 219 near milepost 22.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan Frontier, operated by Alexander Lewis (20) of Aurora, was southbound when it moved into the northbound lane, to pass a tow truck hooking up a trailer on the southbound shoulder, and collided with a northbound Kia operated by Erika Wanmer (22) of Dayton. 

Lewis was transported by ambulance to OHSU.

Wanmer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

Grehan Dutton (27) of Dayton, passenger in Kia, was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel. 

OSP was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, TVF&R, and ODOT.

Oregon State Police is Requesting Public's Assistance Locating the Person(s) Who Wounded a Doe Fawn with an Arrow - Deschutes County - 02/08/21

The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance in identifying the person(s) who shot and wounded a doe fawn with a broadhead arrow near Parrell Road and Chase Road in Bend.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) staff located the injured doe fawn at approximately 4:00 P.M., on Friday, January 29, 2021 near the ODFW office in Bend. 

ODFW staff tranquilized the fawn and were able to surgically remove the broadhead arrow.  After broadhead arrow removal and sedative recovery, the fawn was released. 

It is likely the fawn was shot sometime on Friday, January 29, 2021.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police TIP number at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP and leave information for Senior Trooper Creed Cummings. 

Information can also be provided at the following website   https://www.oregon.gov/osp/programs/fw/Pages/tip.aspx or the TIP information below.

** 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 Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $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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UPDATE - Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E - Marion County (Photo) - 02/08/21

On February 7, 2021 Brooke Fisher was pronounced deceased.

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On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at approximately 8:09 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99E near Boones Ferry Rd. 

Preliminary Investigation revealed a Ford Fusion, operated by Jordan Chandler (26) of Salem, was southbound when it drove into the northbound lane and collided with a Cherriots mini bus operated by Rachel Bunting (51) of Salem.

Bunting was transported to the Salem Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

There were three passengers on the bus all transported to the Salem Hospital:

  • Phillip Splawn (34) of Woodburn
  • Chelsea Arredondo (30) of Woodburn
  • German Gomez Paz (45) of Woodburn.

Chandler sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Passenger in the Ford, Brooke Fisher (21) of Salem, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland.

OSP was assisted by Woodburn Fire Department, EMS, and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Lincoln County - 02/08/21

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at approximately 8:10 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 101 near milepost 122.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevy Scottsdale pickup, operated by Johnny Widerman (33) of Newport, was southbound when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a Chrysler Pacifica van operated by Eva Della Alcala (41) of Woodburn. 

Alcala and a male juvenile passenger were transported to the hospital for injuries.

A female juvenile, passenger in the Chrysler, was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital for injuries.

Ruben Esteban Vasquez (20) of Woodburn, passenger in the Chrysler, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Widerman was taken into custody and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail for Manslaughter II, Assault III, two counts of Assault IV, DUII - Controlled Substances, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief II.

OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Major Crash Team, Newport Police Department, North Lincoln Fire Department and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 22W - Polk County - 02/08/21

On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at approximately 5:10 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 22W near milepost 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a maroon Dodge pickup, operated by Robert Leach (73) of Albany, was westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a silver Dodge pickup operated by Jeffrey Sittisuphachoke (42) of Independence.

Leach and his passenger, Linda Leach (75) of Albany, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Sittisuphachoke was transported to the Salem Hospital.

OSP was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Polk County Fire Department.   

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County - 02/06/21

On Friday, February 5, 2021 at approximately 4:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 256.

Preliminary investigation revealed a BMW, operated by Justin Brennan (24) of Klamath Falls, was southbound when it crossed the northbound lane, left the roadway, and struck a tree. 

Brennan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Chiloquin Fire Department and ODOT

Death Investigation - Jackson County - 02/06/21

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a call of a deceased person being found near milepost 12 on Interstate 5 in Jackson County.

OSP Major Crimes Detectives responded to conduct an investigation and were assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation determined there was no foul play and the male died of natural causes.

Investigators were able to determine the identity of the deceased as 73 year old James Earl Baldwin.

Baldwin had been reported missing on December 1, 2020 to the Roseburg Police Department.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 6 - Washington County - 02/03/21

On Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at approximately 8:30 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 6 near milepost 37.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F150,  operated by Jerry Jefferies (73) of Tillamook, was westbound when it lost control on icy roads, crossed into the eastbound lane, and collided with a Peterbuilt log truck operated by Jacob Douglas (61) of Tillamook.

Jefferies sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Douglas was not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire Department, TVF&R, and ODOT

Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Clatsop County - 02/02/21

On Monday, February 1, 2021 at approximately 12:37 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 17.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Kia, operated by Kenneth Rislow (77) of Astoria, was eastbound when it traveled off the road. 

Several citizens performed CPR on Rislow, but he was eventually pronounced deceased. 

It is believed Rislow had a medical emergency before the Kia traveled off the road.

OSP was assisted by the Elsie Fire Department and ODOT.

 

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Oregon State Police is Requesting Public's Assistance with Possible Unlawful Take and Waste of Deer - Washington County - 02/01/21

On January 22, 2021 a Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper received information that an antlerless deer carcass had been dumped in front of a gate on Stimson Lumber Property in Washington County. 

The carcass had all four legs removed, back strap cut off, and was wrapped in a green tarp. There was a significant amount of meat left to waste on the animal. 

There is no current season for antlerless deer in this unit.

The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and leave information for 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)

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

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund 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 226 - Linn County - 02/01/21

On Sunday, January 31, 2021 at approximately 7:50 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 226 near mile post 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Camry, operated by Sara James (61) of Stayton, was westbound when it struck a tree in the road.

James was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Scio Fire Department and ODOT

UPDATE - Death Investigation - Clackamas County - 02/01/21

Authorized by the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office the victims name is being released  - Juan Tomas Santos Bautista.

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On Saturday, January 30, 2021 Oregon State Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department, located and arrested a 16 year old male from Vancouver Washington in connection with the death investigation at the French Prairie Rest Area on January 26, 2021. 

Oregon State Police Detectives and members of the Clackamas County Major Crime Team have been investigating the incident. 

Investigation at the scene and subsequent examination by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office determined the male died from a gunshot wound.   

Through continued investigation detectives were able to identify the suspect and obtain an arrest warrant. 

The suspect was an acquaintance of the victim. 

He was lodged in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on Murder,  Assault,  and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  

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The victim was a 16 year old from Washington state.  The name will not be released as he was a juvenile and this is an ongoing investigation.

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On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at approximately 7:37 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers were called to the northbound French Prairie rest area on Interstate 5 in Clackamas County. 

A male was discovered deceased inside a parked vehicle.  The manner of his death is being treated as suspicious, and investigators are actively examining the circumstances surrounding his death. 

No further information is available at this time.  

Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Josephine County - 01/31/21

On Sunday, January 31, 2021, at approximately 11:14 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near mile post 67.

Preliminary investigation revealed that three vehicles were southbound on I-5 when a collision occurred. 

Southbound vehicles were a Toyota Sienna, operated by Denise Watts (37) of Medford, a Buick LCR, operated by Rolland Wytcherley (85) of Wolf Creek, and a Dodge Avenger operated by Wendy Lynn (58) of Grants Pass.

Investigators are still attempting to determine the exact sequence of events but believe poor visibility from rain and fog was a factor.

Watts sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Wytcherley and his passenger, Maria Wytcherley (72) of Wolf Creek, were transported to the hospital with injuries.

Lynn and her passenger were not injured.

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

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CORRECTION Mispelled name - Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 01/29/21

The operator of the GMC Sierra is being identified as Grant Fisher (23) of Boring.

Lee was released from the hospital and transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was lodged for Criminally Negligent Homicide, Manslaughter, Reckless Driving, and DUII. 

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On Friday, January 29, 2021 at approximately 6:05 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 17 (Stone Rd).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford F250, operated by Trever Lee (33) of Sandy, was westbound at a high rate of speed when it hit the back of a GMC Sierra operated by an adult male.  His name will be released later today.

Lee was transported to the hospital with injuries.

The operator of the GMC Sierra was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

OSP is requesting that anyone who might have witnessed any abnormal driving from a white Ford F250 (stock photo attached) to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP and refer to case # SP21-023396.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, EMS, and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police Arrest Arson Suspect - Marion County - 01/29/21

On September 14, 2020 Detectives from the Oregon State Police Arson Section responded to the 33000 block of North Fork Road to assist the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Stayton Fire Department with an arson investigation.

On January 29, 2021 Detectives arrested William (Dale) Hopson (48) of Lyons for Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Arson, Criminal Mischief and Reckless Endangering.  He was lodged at the Marion County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on February 1, 2021.

Investigation revealed that on September 9, 2020, two days after the initial Beachie Creek Fire (September 7, 2020) burned through the Detroit, Gates, Mill City and Lyons areas, Hopson returned to the area and intentionally set fire to his neighbors residence. 

Hopson and the neighbor’s residence had not been damaged by the Beachie Creek Fire.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 31 - Lake County - 01/29/21

On Thursday, January 28, 2021 at approximately 8:40 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 31 near milepost 33.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Dakota, operated by Kenneth Wolfe III (55) of Lakeview, was southbound when it lost control on icy roads, left the roadway, and rolled.

Wolfe III sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Lake County Sheriff's Office, EMS, and ODOT. 

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Injury Crash on Hwy 99E - Marion County - 01/27/21

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at approximately 2:07 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a three vehicle crash on Hwy 99E near milepost 39.  

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet pickup, operated by Tyler Cook (26) of Gervais, was northbound when it rear-ended a stopped Chevrolet pickup, operated by Jonathan Morgan (60) of Salem.  Morgan's Chevrolet pickup was forced into the southbound lane where it collided with a Dodge minivan, operated by Amisaday Espinosa-Feria (29) of Woodburn. 

Morgan was stopped to turn into an adjacent driveway.    

Espinosa-Feria was transported by life flight to the Salem Hospital. 

Cook was transported by ground ambulance to the Salem Hospital. 

Morgan was transported by private vehicle to the Salem Hospital. 

OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Woodburn Fire Department, Keizer Fire Department and ODOT.  

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