Deputies Investigating Serious Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)
The Benton County Sheriff's Office is continuing it's investigation of a two vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 99W near Dawson Road, about three miles north of the city of Monroe. The crash resulted in serious injuries to both drivers and the arrest of one driver for multiple charges.
At about 9:25 pm on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near Dawson Road. Deputies and medics from the Monroe Fire Department arrived. Sierra Campbell, 21, from Coos Bay, Oregon, was driving south on Highway 99W in a 2009 Pontiac G5 when she crossed the center dividing line. Her vehicle collided with a northbound 2004 Toyota Prius, driven by Donald Prickel, 69, from Corvallis, Oregon.
The Pontiac traveled off of the highway, struck a power pole, and came to rest on its side, about 30 feet off the highway. The airbags on the Pontiac were deployed. Sierra Campbell was ejected from the vehicle off the highway and was not wearing her seat belt. The Toyota came to rest just off the west side of the highway. The crash investigation resulted in the road being closed for approximately 2 hours.
Sierra Campbell was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the REACH Medical Helicopter with serious injuries. Donald Prickle was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by the Corvallis Fire Department with injuries.
Deputies investigation into the crash resulted in Sierra Campbell being arrested for Assault III, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Alcohol), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.
Deputies from are continuing their investigation into the crash and the Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact Deputy Aaron Gevatosky at 541-766-6858.
Benton County Sheriff's Office Children hosts Special Needs Horseback Ride Event
The Benton County Sheriff's Office Mounted Posse is hosting their 5th horseback ride event for children with special needs and their siblings. It will be held at the Indoor Arena of the Benton County Fairgrounds and is sponsored by Sheriff Scott Jackson.
The participants are helped up onto the horse and led around the arena. Special accommodations are made for mounting/dismounting and safety while on horseback. Riders must be between 3 and 18 years of age and be able to hang on by themselves. The arena is not heated and long pants/closed-toed shoes are required.
There will also be a coloring area and brushing/petting station with miniature horses. Photographs will be taken and available online after the event for those who give permission to do so. A release form is required for all riders and will be available at the event and also on our website, if you would like to fill it out ahead of time.
Please RSVP by November 14th so we can plan appropriately. You can either email or phone, with the parent/guardian name and the name and age of your child(s) who will be riding.