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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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UPDATE - Pedestrian dies in crash on Hwy 97 - Jefferson County - 08/16/19

The pedestrian is being identified as Sarabjit Singh (66) of Kent, WA

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On Wednesday, March 14, 2019 at approximately 9:20 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to  a vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 108.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a CMV stopped on the northbound shoulder and the operator exited the vehicle and attempted to cross Hwy 97.  A southbound Chevrolet, operated by Megan Kelly (28) of Bend, OR, struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Name will be released when next of kin has been notified.

Kelly was transported to St. Charles in Bend.

OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Medical Services, and ODOT

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UPDATE - Passenger dies in single vehicle crash on Hwy 30 - Columbia County (Photo) - 08/16/19

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 a silver Cadillac Escalade SUV was involved in a fatal traffic crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 39 east of Rainier, Oregon.

The silver Cadillac Escalade SUV was traveling from Astoria and was eastbound on Hwy 30

OSP is asking for the public's assistance - if you witnessed the crash or saw the silver Cadillac Escalade SUV driving between 11:45 A.M. and the crash time of approximately 2:15 P.M. please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at *OSP (677) and reference Trooper Chris Cowen.

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On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 2:15 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 39.  

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver Cadillac Escalade, operated by Michael Scarlett (65) of Oakland, CA, was traveling eastbound when it left the roadway, went up the embankment and rotated/rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its passenger side.  Scarlett received minor injuries.

There were four passengers in the Cadillac:

Barry Robinson Jr. (61) from Oregon City sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Zyrone Powell (23) from Oregon City was transported with serious injures. 

Coleman Ewell (28) from Pleasantville, NJ minor injuries.

Clayton Ewell (25) from Philadelphia, PA minor injuries. 

Hwy 30 was completely closed with a detour in place for approximately 2 hours and then opened to one lane of travel for an additional hour.

OSP was assisted by Columbia River Fire and Rescue, Columbia City Police Department, and ODOT.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 99W - Yamhill County (Photo) - 08/16/19

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at approximately 8:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99W near milepost 34.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2005 Nissan Murano, operated by Hector Orozco Jr.(29) of Dayton,  was northbound at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck several parked cars. 

Orozco sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Northbound Hwy 99W was closed for 5 hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, McMinnville Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County (Photo) - 08/16/19

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at approximately 4:34 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 38.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Keith Willis (58) of Cave Junction, was traveling south on Hwy 199 when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a silver Audi operated by Jose Ortiz Adata (25). 

Willis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Ortiz Adata was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by EMS and ODOT.

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Ashland Resident Found Deceased in her Vehicle at Otter Rock - 08/14/19

On August 14, 2019 at approximately 12:00 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified of a Toyota Prius parked at the Otter Rock/Devils Punch Bowl State Park.  Parks reported, it appeared, the Prius had a deceased person in the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Prius had been parked, at the park, for approximately the last week. The registered owner was identified as Leslie R. Lightfall, age 68, from Ashland. Once OSP entered the vehicle, the deceased female was identified as Lightfall. It appeared Lightfall had been sleeping in her vehicle and died from natural causes.

OSP was assisted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue, Ashland Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Napa California Police Department, and the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 20 - Harney County (Photo) - 08/14/19

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at approximately 4:35 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 88.5 approximately 40 miles west of Burns, OR.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F350 pickup had been traveling westbound towing a 40' gooseneck trailer loaded with two GMC pickups.  The Ford F350 became disabled and came to a stop partially blocking the westbound lane.  A Kenworth CMV, operated by Lloyd Theen (69) of Winlock, WA, was also traveling westbound and struck the  trailer forcing the vehicle combination off the roadway and onto the shoulder. 

The operator of the Ford F350, identified as Nicholas Fagen (77) of Bend, OR, was outside of the vehicle working under the hood when his vehicle was struck. Fagen sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

A passenger in the Ford F350, identified as Danny Reinhart (61)  of Bend, OR, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Theen was not injured in the crash.  

Approximately 100-125 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway and into the ditch of the westbound lane.  An environmental contractor (SMAF) responded to the scene for cleanup.

The westbound lane was closed for several hours to complete the investigation and the Haz-Mat cleanup.  ODOT provided traffic control during the event.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Hines Fire Department, Harney County EMS, and ODOT.

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 238 - Jackson County - 08/12/19

On Monday, August 12, 2019 at approximately 3:18 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Hwy 238 near milepost 37.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Stephen Coolidge (57) from Jacksonville,  was traveling west on Hwy 238 when he struck a live cow ( now deceased) that was in the roadway.

Coolidge sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 238 was closed for over two hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Medford Fire and ODOT.

 

UPDATE -Police Activity - Interstate 84 - Umatilla County - 08/09/19

On August 8, 2019 the Pendleton Police Department notified the Oregon State Police they were searching for Ryan Newsome age 28 of Pendleton, Oregon relating to a crime in the early morning hours of August 8. 

Members of the Oregon State Police-Pendleton Area Command assisted the Pendleton Police Department throughout the day in an attempt to locate NEWSOME. 

At approximately 4:20 P.M. members of the Pendleton Police Department located NEWSOME on SE Nye Avenue operating a 1994 Honda Accord.  Officers attempted a traffic stop and NEWSOME fled. NEWSOME initially traveled eastbound in the westbound lanes from I 84 at exit 210 as officers paralleled his vehicle from the eastbound lanes.  NEWSOME then drove into the median and eventually crossed back over to the eastbound lanes.  Near milepost 210, NEWSOME came to a stop on the south shoulder of the eastbound lanes.  A gunshot was heard within the vehicle after it came to a stop.

Shortly after the pursuit came to a stop, officers from the Oregon State Police and the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene.  Members of the Pendleton Police Department provided commands to NEWSOME but received no response.  Members of the Pendleton Police Department and Oregon State Police approached the vehicle and observed NEWSOME slumped in the front seat suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Officers broke out a window on the vehicle to remove NEWSOME as the doors to the vehicle were locked.  Upon making entry into the vehicle, NEWSOME was immediately removed and officers started rendering medical aid.

NEWSOME was transported from the scene via Life Flight to Kadlec Medical Center.

A Detective from the Oregon State Police has been assigned as the lead investigator for the events surrounding the pursuit and its conclusion.  No further information is expected to be released at this time.

Inquiries regarding investigations concerning Ryan Newsome by the Pendleton Police Department prior to the motor vehicle pursuit should be directed that agency.

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Oregon State Police is conducting an investigation as a result of a Pendleton Police Department vehicle pursuit on Interstate 84 near milepost 210 eastbound.

Please use caution in the area and expect delays.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

 

Single Vehicle Crash on Hwy 58 - Lane County - 08/07/19

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at approximately 9:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 58 near milepost 2.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Ranger, operated by Rodney Axe (60) of Eugene, was eastbound when it left the highway and hit multiple trees.

Axe sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Goshen Fire Department and ODOT

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 238 - Josephine County - 08/05/19

On Monday, August 5, 2019 at approximately 1:20 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 238 near milepost 4.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Subaru Forester, operated by Jazz Golden (30) of Grants Pass, was traveling eastbound when it veered off the roadway and overturned.  

Golden was transported to Three Rivers Hospital were he was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire and ODOT.

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County - 08/05/19

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 at approximately 4:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Hwy 199 at mile post 15.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Subaru Impreza, operated by David Remsh (50) of Selma, was traveling southbound on Hwy 199 when for unknown reasons veered into the northbound lane striking a Mazda 3 operated by Guy Fetty (54) of Gold Hill. 

Remsh was flown by air ambulance to the hospital.  Two passengers in the Subaru, Amber Gaylord (31) of Glendale and Kali Remsh (29) of Grants Pass, were transported to the hospital.

Fetty sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  The passenger in the Mazda, Anna Fetty (43) of Gold Hill, was transported to the hospital and later flown to a Portland hospital.

Hwy 199 was reduced to one lane of traffic for approximately three hours following the crash.

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

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 58 near Oakridge - Lane County - 08/01/19

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at approximately 5:35 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 58 mile post 31.5 near Oakridge.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford F350, operated by Mark Landesman (76) of Turner, OR, was turning eastbound onto Hwy 58 from Westfir Rd.  The F350 turned into the path of a green Nissan PU, operated by Jaime Bustamante Gomez (41) of Eugene, OR. that was traveling westbound on Hwy 58.  

The passenger in the Nissan, Santokh Singh (71) of Eugene, OR sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

All other persons involved sustained minor injuries.

OSP was assisted by Oakridge Fire Department and ODOT.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 197 - Wasco County (Photo) - 07/30/19

On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 10:48 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 197 near mile post 29 north of Tygh Valley, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Barbara Hunt (51) of Dufur, Oregon, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons the Grand Cherokee left the roadway shoulder and hit a rock wall.

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

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Tygh Valley Rural Fire Department, Juniper Flat Rural Fire Department and Rescue, and ODOT .  

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California Woman Dies in Crash near Grand Ronde (Photo) - 07/30/19

On July 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM, the Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle fatal crash near Grand Ronde.

The preliminary investigation revealed Rosa M. Mendez, age 58, from Ventura, California was driving a 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Mini-van eastbound on SR Hwy 22. Additional family members were directly in of the mini-van Rosa. The family members lost sight of the Chrysler and slowed down. The Chrysler came around a sharp right handed corner and Rosa lost control of the vehicle. Rosa drove across the westbound travel lane, drove into westbound ditch and across a gravel/paved road and collided into a ditch. The right rear passenger, Eliza Munoz Esquivel, age 61, from Ventura, California was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A nine year male juvenile rear passenger was air ambulanced to Salem Hospital where he was later transported to a Portland area hospital. The other passengers Maria Estella Lopez, age 54,  Isaias Lopez, age 68, Romelia Munoz-Esquibel, age 48, all from Ventura, California were also ground transported to the Salem Hospital for their injuries. 

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Grand Ronde Tribal Police, ODOT, and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Wheeler County (Photo) - 07/29/19

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, at approximately 1:50 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near MP 72.5 east of Mitchell, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a tan Toyota Tacoma, operated by Drew Knowles (36) of Mt. Vernon, Oregon, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 26 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway and traveled off a steep embankment.

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

Hwy 26 westbound  was closed for several hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office  and ODOT.  

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