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New seasonal alcohol ban taking effect on Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) May 1 (Photo) - 04/26/18

The Oregon State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office want to ensure that all visitors to Sauvie Island have fun, but more importantly stay safe.

Over the last few years, OSP Troopers documented numerous Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) arrests, car crashes, increased medical responses, assaults, group fights, drownings, minors in possession of alcohol, ODFW staff safety and officer safety issues as a result of alcohol use on SIWA. 

Armed with these statistics, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the new seasonal alcohol ban on SIWA in March, which makes it unlawful to possess or use alcoholic beverages or consumable products containing alcohol from May 1 through September 30.  The Sauvie Island Wildlife Area includes Collins Beach and Walton Beach, but not surrounding private lands.

Violation of the new rule could include a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a $6,250 fine. 


Need a Trooper, dial *OSP from your mobile device

 

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Oregon State Police Investigating Shooting in Merlin - 04/26/18

On April 25th, at approximately 9:17pm, OSP Troopers from the Grants Pass Area Command were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 9700 Block of Monument Drive in Merlin.  Upon arrival Troopers discovered a male subject, later identified as Joshua Nathan MOORE, age 28, suffering from a single gunshot wound. Detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point were contacted and responded to the scene. As a result of the investigation, a person who was determined to be the shooter was identified and initially detained. This person is continuing to cooperate with the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and no arrests or charges have been made at this time.

MOORE was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and is still in ICU in serious condition.

OSU Student Suffering from Mental Health Crisis Hospitalized after Jumping from 5th Story Dorm Room Window - 04/25/18

On Tuesday, April 24th at approximately 12:30pm, Oregon State Police responded to Hawley Hall on the request for a welfare check on a student in a room on the 5th floor.  The student had contacted the Corvallis Police and stated that he was in fear for his life, and requested help.  As a precaution, OSU evacuated the 5th floor of Hawley Hall.  Their initial emergency notification that was sent at 6:50pm is as follows: 

OSU Alert - Emergency Notification Corvallis Campus - Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter

OSU Alert: Oregon State Police troopers and other OSU public safety personnel, Tuesday afternoon, April 24, have responded to an ongoing matter involving the welfare of an Oregon State University student resident of Hawley Hall, who has experienced a crisis and remains in his room. Specialized OSP troopers have arrived on OSU's Corvallis campus to provide for crisis support and public safety. At this time, law enforcement does not believe there is a safety risk to the general campus community. As a precautionary measure, residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice. OSU's Department of Public Safety asks that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area, bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place. Further updates will be provided as information is available.

At 2:45pm, OSP Troopers attempted contact with student at his room, but he would not answer the door.  Eventually, communication began with him through the door with the assistance of the Benton County Mental Health Crisis Team.

At 4:00pm the student activated the fire alarm sprinkler system.  The remainder of Hawley Hall was evacuated.  It was determined there was no fire and the sprinkler system was disabled.

At 4:11pm, OSP SWAT negotiators arrived and established communication with Daly by use of a phone and talking through the door. This continued until 10:12pm.  At this point the student began setting a fire inside his room.  SWAT began attempting to enter the room but the door was heavily barricaded.  Before entry was made, the student jumped out the window of the dorm room and landed in the grass outside the residence hall.  He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The second emergency notification that was sent out by OSU at 11:13pm is as follows: 

OSU Alert - Corvallis Campus - Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter

OSU Alert: The situation involving the welfare of an Oregon State University Corvallis student in Hawley Hall on Tuesday, April 24, has been resolved according to the Oregon State Police and the OSU Department of Public Safety. The student has been transported for medical attention. Residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice from University Housing and Dining Services. OSU’s Department of Public Safety continues to request that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place until further notice.

The student is identified as 25 year old Charles Mark DALY.   DALY is still being treated for injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital and is in stable condition.  He is also being evaluated by mental health professionals.  OSP is continuing the investigation.

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**Update** Fatal Stabbing in Wolf Creek (Photo) - 04/23/18

**Update**

The victims have been identified as 64 year old Kevin MATTHEWS and 55 year old Helen MATTHEWS, both from Grants Pass.  Kevin MATTHEWS was deceased at the scene and Helen MATTHEWS was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center with non-life threatning injuries, where she was treated and released.

An additional charge of Assault in the Fourth Degree was added to WINN, who remains lodged at the Josephine County Jail.

**End of Update**

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a reported fatal stabbing in the Wolf Creek area of Jospehine County. 

Law enforcement responded and found the suspect, Kyle L. Winn (age 32 from the Grants Pass area) , had barricaded himself in a nearby residence. The Oregon State Police SWAT team responded to area. Winn was taken into custody, without incident, at 3:00 a.m. 

The victim was an adut male who Winn had just met on April 20, 2018. His name will be released at later time. The case is still under investigation. 

Winn was lodged at the Jospehine County Jail for Murder and a outstanding felony warrant for probation violation. 

Oregon State Police was assisted from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety. 

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Fatal Crash Highway 212 -- Clackamas County (Photo) - 04/22/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s fatal crash on Highway 212 and SE 130th Avenue near Happy Valley. 

On April 22, 2018 at about 4:58 p.m., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a motorcycle. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Kia Rio, operated by Uriy DUDKO, age 20, from West Plains MO, was stalled in the fast lane of Highway 212 heading eastbound.  A Honda B6S motorcycle operated by, Mitchell VANDOREN, age 25, from Milwaukie, was traveling eastbound on Highway 212 at a high rate of speed and hit the rear of the Kio Rio. 

DUDKO exited his vehicle to check the damage and then proceeded southbound onto SE 130th Ave. After going a short distance DUDKO again exited his vehicle to look at the crash scene. DUDKO again left the scene in his vehicle and was stopped by a Happy Valley Police Sergeant. DUDKO was arrested and lodged at Clackamas County Jail on Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver to injured persons. VANDOREN was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators are looking at speed on VANDOREN’S part as a contributing factor in the crash. 

Highway 212 was closed  about 3 ½ hours for the investigation. 

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Happy Valley Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation and Clackamas County Fire.

Photographs courtesy of OSP

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Fatal Crash Highway 30 -- Clatsop County (Photo) -- County Correction - 04/22/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s fatal crash on Highway 30 near Astoria. 

On April 22, 2018, at 1:48 PM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Highway 30 near milepost 94. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Lori COURTWRIGHT,  age 43, from Warrenton, was eastbound when for an unknown reason crossed the double yellow centerline into the path of a westbound white Toyota Prius, driven by Douglas MORGAN, age 54, from Astoria.  The two vehicles collided nearly head-on. 

MORGAN died on scene as a result of the collision and COURTWRIGHT was taken to an air ambulance in Astoria and flown to a Portland area hospital with serious injuries. 

Highway 30 was closed for approximately three (3) hours for the investigation.  The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) provided traffic control and detour information to motorists.     

OSP was assisted on scene by John Day/Knappa Volunteer Fire Department, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, Astoria Police Department and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash Highway 237 -- Union County (Photo) - 04/22/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s double fatal crash on Highway 237 near Cove in Union County. 

On April 22, 2018 at 7:45 a.m., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 237 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford F350 pickup, operated by David GRAY, age 34, from Baker City, was traveling southbound on Highway 237 near milepost 16 when the pickup exited the highway via the right-hand shoulder for unknown reasons. The pickup traveled down an embankment and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its top in a creek.

GRAY and passenger, Casey WENDT, age 27, from Baker City, were extricated from the vehicle and were both pronounced deceased on scene.

Highway 237 was closed for approximately four hours.

OSP was assisted by Union County Sheriff's office, Cove Fire Department and La Grande Fire Department.

Photograph courtesy of OSP

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Assault Investigation - Sauvie Island Wildlife Area - 04/22/18

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an assault suspect.

On April 19, 2018, between noon and 3:00 PM, an adult male victim stated he was at Collins Beach #6 at the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area when he was approached by a nude male adult that was upset about the victim’s dog being off-leash. The victim stated that he was held down and punched repeatedly by the irate beach goer causing visible injury. The suspect has reportedly accosted others in the past regarding off-leash dogs on the wildlife area and is a regular at Collins Beach.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 35-40 years old with a medium muscular build. The suspect is approximately 6’3” tall with a salt and pepper color crew cut hairstyle with a receding hairline.

OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers are continuing to investigate the assault and anybody with information on this suspect, including past encounters is asked to call the OSP Northern Command Center at *OSP or email Trooper Joe Dezso at Joseph.Dezso@state.or.us.

No further information for release. 

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Fatal Crash Trans Pacific Highway -- Coos County (Photo) - 04/20/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s fatal crash on Trans Pacific Highway north of Coos Bay/North Bend. 

On April 20, 2018 at approximately 6:06 a.m., OSP troopers responded with the Coos County Sheriff's Office for a crash on Trans Pacific Highway near milepost 1.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Chevy Caprice, operated by Jourdan ACKERMAN, age 30, from North Bend, was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed and left the roadway for unknown reasons.  After leaving the roadway the Chevy Caprice collided with a power pole and came to rest near the bay.  The crash resulted in the fatality of ACKERMAN.  The passengers in the Chevy Caprice were identified as Zane WOOD, age 18, from Coos Bay and Rebekah AARON, age 19, from North Bend.  Both WOOD and AARON received non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to Bay Area Hospital. 

Investigators are looking at speed as a contributing factor in the crash.  

The crash is being investigated in coordination with Coos County Interagency Crash Team with OSP as the primary investigating agency. 

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Myrtle Point Police Department, Coquille Police Department, North Bend Fire Department, North Bay Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, Coos County District Attorney’s Office and Pacific Power. 

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Fatal Crash Highway 97 near Klamath Falls -- Update Names Released (Photo) - 04/19/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 7:40am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 97, near milepost 266.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gold Buick Century operated by Timothy KENYON, age 27, from Klamath Falls, was attempting to turn onto Highway 97 from Algoma Road.  However, for unknown reasons, KENYON turned directly in front of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), which was traveling northbound on Highway 97.  The CMV, operated by Robert GRIFFITH, age 32, from Central Point, was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the Buick.

KENYON was ejected from the Buick and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Buick, Cassandra DAVIS, age 28, from Klamath Falls, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  GRIFFITH was not injured.

Highway 97 was closed for about seven (7) hours with a detour put in place by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Fire District and ODOT.

Photograph courtesy of OSP.

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Oregon State Police, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services and EPA joint investigation into unlawful wastewater discharge - 04/19/18

On April 19, 2018, the Oregon State Police (OSP), with assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services executed a criminal search warrant at the business of Oregon Oils, Inc. located at 2515 NW 28th Ave, Portland, Oregon. The joint OSP and EPA investigation began in early February of 2018 after investigators learned about possible violations of the State and Federal laws pertaining to wastewater treatment and discharges. The City of Portland administers an industrial wastewater discharge permit for the facility and is assisting with the effort.

This case remains under investigation by the OSP and the EPA. Inquiries about the investigation can be directed to the Oregon State Police’s Captain Tim Fox, at (541) 419-8843.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality work in partnership to investigate and enforce Oregon’s Environmental laws. You can report pollution complaints to the DEQ Hotline at 1-888-997-7888 or to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

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Jackson County Grand Jury Indicts Man on Sex Charges (Photo) - 04/18/18

On April 17, 2018, a Jackson County Grand Jury indicted eighteen year old Daniel Michael Cooley on one count of Rape in the first degree, one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the first degree and one count of Sexual Abuse in the first degree. The charges are related to a several month long investigation by the Oregon State Police in multiple counties.  The current charges involve a juvenile female who was reportedly under 11 years old at the time some of the offences occurred.

Cooley was arrested on March 14, 2018, in Josephine County where he remains lodged on a $100,000 bail. On March 20, 2018, a Josephine County Grand Jury indicted Cooley on two counts of Sexual Abuse in the first degree and one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the second degree. 

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming in separate counties. Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Oregon State Police Detective Bryan Scott at (541) 618-7957.     

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Fatal Crash Highway 97 near Klamath Falls (Photo) - 04/18/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning’s fatal crash on Highway 97 north of Klamath Falls. 

On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at approximately 7:40am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 97, near milepost 266.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a gold Buick Century was attempting to turn onto Highway 97 from Algoma Road. However, for unknown reasons, the driver turned directly in front of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), which was traveling northbound on Highway 97.  The CMV was unable to avoid the collision and crashed into the Buick.

The driver of the Buick was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger of the Buick was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  The driver of the CMV was not injured.

Names of those involved are being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

Highway 97 is still currently closed with a detour put in place by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).  Motorists should check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.  OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County Fire District and ODOT.

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John Day Man Killed in Vehicle Crash in Deschutes County (Photo)** Update on ages*** - 04/16/18

*** Update on Ages***

David Rausch's age is corrected to 33 and Kevin Faber's age should read 55 years old.

 

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On Sunday, April 15, 2018, at about 5:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 20E near milepost 3.5 in Deschutes County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Dodge 2500 pickup, being driven by David RAUSCH, age 23, of Bend, was traveling westbound on Highway 20E approaching Hamby Road.  A maroon Mercury Mystique, driven by Kevin FABER, age 44, of John Day, was southbound on Hamby Road at the stop sign for Highway 20E. Faber suddenly pulled out in front of the Dodge pickup and was Faber’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side door.  FABER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Faber’s passenger, Dalena Norton (age 43 from John Day) suffered from non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Neither Rausch nor his passenger, Clayton Coe (age 56 from Bend) sustained any injuries.

Highway 20E was closed for approximately one hour following the crash and then opened to one lane for an additional hour and a half.  Bend Police Department, Bend Fire, ODOT, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted OSP.

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Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in Arson Investigation from a Fire in Northeast Salem (Photo) - 04/15/18

On April 15, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a house fire in Northeast Salem. After preliminary investigation, the fire has been ruled an arson.

Detectives and emergency personnel responded to 3552 Ward Drive NE in Salem for a report of a house fire at the location. It was soon learned there were actually two separate fires. Fires were found at the residence and the barn at the location. The fire at the residence was contained to a single bedroom and the barn was fully engulfed and was a complete loss. There were no reported injuries.

The investigation determined the fire was suspicious and deemed it an arson investigation. The residence has been known to be occupied by transients and it is unknown who was the last to occupy both locations.

The Oregon State Police is seeking the public assistance regarding this case.  Anyone who has known people to frequent this location is asked to call the Oregon State Police at (800)  452-7888 and refer to case number SP18-135992. Detective Scott Yunker is the lead detective on this case.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Oregon State Fire Marshall Office, Keizer Fire Department, Marion County Fire District One, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

 

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Grants Pass Man Killed in Vehicle Crash on Highway 260 (Photo) - 04/14/18

On Friday April 13, 2018, at about 2:42 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 260 near milepost 13. 


Preliminary investigation revealed that a black Chevrolet C15 pickup, operated by Luther Masumoto, age 70, of Grants Pass, was traveling northbound on Highway 260 when he attempted to pass a dump truck traveling in the same direction.  The driver side tires entered the ditch and the driver lost control of the vehicle, crossed both lanes of traffic and entered the northbound embankment and struck a tree. Masumoto suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Highway 260 was reduced to one lane for approximately two hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Department, Josephine County Rural Metro Fire and ODOT. Speed is being considered as a contributing factor of the crash.

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Pedestrian Fatal Near Lincoln City *** Update #2 Public Assistance Needed*** - 04/12/18

**Update #2 Public Assitance Needed***

The Oregon State Police would like anyone who witnessed the pedestrian between Faith Baptist Church and Neotsu Drive the night of the crash to call (541) 265-5354 refer to Trooper Wertz.

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****UPDATE***

Herbert Ware was not arrested for DUII. The case will be referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office.

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On April 10, 2018 at approximately 8:25 p.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash in US Hwy 101 near Milepost 112 (near Neotsu).

 

The preliminary investigation indicated a pedestrian, Thomas H. Wilson (age 43, Otis), was struck in the southbound lane of US Hwy 101. Wilson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

 

The vehicle that struck Wilson was a 1990 Chevrolet Suburban and was driven by Herbert E. Ware (age 71, Otis). Ware and his passenger, Janie L. Ware (age 53, Otis) were not injured.

 

At the time of the crash, Herbert Ware was showing signs of impairment. Ware was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants (and/or controlled substance). Ware was released from Lincoln City Police Department. 

 

The case is being referred to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for review of criminal charges. 

 

Oregon State Police was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln City Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue,  and the Lincoln County District Attorney and Medical Examiner. 

 

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Single Vehicle Crash on Highway 241 Claims Life of Creswell Man (Photo) - 04/12/18

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 approximately 10:25 a.m. the Oregon State Police responded to a report of a pick-up truck that had left the roadway on Highway 241 near milepost 12.5 and entered into the Coos River.  Initial investigation confirms the vehicle was traveling east on Hwy 241 and for unknown reasons drifted off the road, down a steep embankment and into the river.  The vehicle was in approximately 8 feet of water and was completely submerged.  Witnesses observed the vehicle in the water and attempted unsuccessfully to rescue the occupant.  With the assistance of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife’s boat out of Coos Bay and the Southwestern Oregon Regional Airport fire department’s dive rescue team, the driver was recovered from the vehicle.  There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The vehicle was identified as a 2004 Ford pickup and the driver as 66 year old Kenneth Glen NAILON, from Creswell.  The cause of death is being investigated by the Coos County Medical Examiner’s office but is unknown at this time.

ODOT assisted while the vehicle was recovered by Mast Brothers Towing.  There was no significant impact to the environment.

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OSP Seeks Public Assistance in the Killing of Three Bald Eagles near Tangent (Photo) - 04/10/18

On March 16, 2018 an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Trooper responded to a complaint of three deceased bald eagles in the area of Tangent, Oregon just south of Albany. 

A trooper responded and identified gunshot wounds on each eagle. The eagles were taken to a Veterinarian at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for examination. Evidence of dense metal was identified through X-Rays in each of the eagles.  

No suspects have been identified in the case. The eagles were most likely killed shortly before March 16, 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Jim Andrews through the TIP Hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or TIP E-Mail TIP@state.or.us.  TIPS can remain anonymous.

 

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Pedestrian Killed in Crash on I-84 Near Stanfield - 04/10/18

On April 10, 2018, at about 4:57 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian fatal crash on I-84, near milepost 189.

Preliminary investigation revealed ROSIALY CARMIA TIFFANY (49) of Kennewick, WA was crossing the travel lanes of I-84 when she was struck by a 2006 Volvo station wagon, operated by JAMES BRAXTON CREEL (41) of Portland, OR.  Tiffany had left her vehicle and, for unknown reasons, attempted to cross the freeway where she was struck while in the fast lane.  Tiffany was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The freeway was closed down and traffic had to be routed through the town of Echo for about four and a half hours during the investigation. 

Creel was not injured in the incident. Alcohol, by Tiffany, is being considered a contributing factor in the crash. No photos will be available of this crash.

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Oregon State Police Investigating Unattended Death of Missing Woman from Beatty - 04/10/18

On Sunday April 8, 2018, the Oregon State Police conducted a death investigation in relation to a crash, which occurred on Friday April 6, 2018. The registered owner, Debra Rose Dougan (age 60 from Beatty) was found deceased in a field. Dougan had no signs of visible injures nor were there any suspicious circumstances discovered.

The preliminary investigation revealed on April 6, 2018 at approximately 8:00PM, witnesses reported a light colored pickup driving erratically eastbound on Highway 140 near milepost 28 in rural Klamath County.  The vehicle was weaving and nearly hit one of the witnesses head on.  A few minutes later, the witnesses reported the vehicle left the roadway near milepost 36 and became stuck.  The witness, who had followed the vehicle, described an adult female, who appeared to be intoxicated, exit the white Toyota Tacoma and she walked away from the vehicle. 

Medic personnel and OSP arrived on scene approximately 40 minutes later. They searched the area and they were unable to locate the female. OSP learned the registered owner was Dougan, went to her residence, and no one was at the residence. OSP continued to check surrounding residences and the crash area and were unable to locate Dougan.

On Sunday, April 8, 2018 at approximately 5:15PM, OSP received information from a friend of Dougan that she has been missing since April 6th.  OSP and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office were responding back to the crash site when the friend called back and reported they had found Dougan. Dougan was located, deceased, some distance away from the residence in a field.

The cause and manner of her death is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.  The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath County District Attorney’s Office, Bonanza and Sprague River Volunteer Fire Departments.

 

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Tualatin Man Killed in Crash On Hwy 22 Milepost 78 in Linn County - 04/10/18

On Monday April 09, 2018 at about 8:00 a.m., Oregon State Police and emergency personal responded to a two vehicle head- on crash. The crash resulted in a single fatality and serious injuries.  

 

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Kia Sorento, driven by Tarah J. Fair (age 27 from Redmond), was traveling westbound when it lost control on the icy roadway surface.  The Kia crossed into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a 2008 Nissan Sentra, driven by Michael T Hunt (age 37 from Tualatin). Hunt was pronounced deceased at the scene. Fair was transported to St. Charles in Bend with serious injuries.

 

Hwy 22, eastbound lane, was closed for approximately 5 hours with one lane of travel open for traffic.  OSP was assisted by Sisters Fire and Rescue, Idanha - Detroit RFPD, Gates Fire District and ODOT.  No photos of the crash scene are available.

 

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Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 26 just east of Necanicum in Clatsop County Claims Life (Photo) - 04/09/18

On Sunday, April 8th at approximately 9:00AM, Oregon State Police responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 approximately five miles east of Necanicum near milepost 13.  Initial investigation revealed a 2006 Audi was traveling westbound when it crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2009 Jeep Cherokee. This section of the highway consists of four-lanes.  It appears the Audi was in the westbound lanes when the driver lost control and crossed into the eastbound lanes and struck the Jeep in the right-hand eastbound lane.

The driver of the Audi was identified as 19 year old Jesus M RAMIREZ-CORTES, from Milwaukie.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Jeep was identified as 63 year old Sylvia L KEARNS, from Vancouver.  Both drivers were utilizing their safety restraints and neither vehicle had any passengers.  Alcohol use is being considered as a contributing factor.  Highway 26 was completely shut down for approximately one hour then restricted for another three while the crash was being investigated.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Clatsop County Sheriff’s office, the Clatsop County District Attorney and Medical Examiner, Hamlet Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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***UPDATE*** (12/6/2017) Two-Vehicle crash takes the life of a Bend man on Highway 97 at milepost 151 - Deschutes County (Photo) - 04/06/18

***UPDATE***

On March 29th, 2018, 55 year old Shannon Ray Rogers was taken into custody in Goldendale, Washington as a result of a Deschutes County Grand Jury indictment for criminal charges stemming from a fatal crash in Deschutes County.  The indictment included the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the 1st Degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Reckless Driving
  • 9 Counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree

Please refer any inquiries to the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.

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On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at about 10:15 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 at Milepost 151 (near Sunriver).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2006 Nissan Quest, operated by Shannon Ray ROGERS, age 55, of Goldendale, Washington, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons, struck the rear of a northbound white 1981 Toyota pickup, operated by Brian Jay HARRIS, age 56, of Bend. The Toyota veered off the road and impacted into a tree and the Nissan continued northbound and then veered off the road and also impacted into a tree.

HARRIS was pronounced deceased at the scene and ROGERS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the local area hospital for treatment.

Highway 97 was closed for about 30 minutes until one alternating lane was opened for traffic. OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Fire Department, Bend Fire and Rescue, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the crash. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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Three Vehicle Crash Results in Double Fatality (Photo) - 04/06/18

On Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at about 1:30pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost Z46, just south of Wheeler.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a green 2001 Ford Explorer, operated by D. Gordon ROGNLIEN, age 83, of Wheeler, was traveling northbound when the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane of travel for an unknown reason on a sharp curve to the right.  The vehicle struck a southbound red 2014 GMC Terrain SUV head on.  The GMC Terrain was driven by William BURR, age 85, from Garibaldi, and also occupied by Carolyn COLBERT, age 78, from Rockaway Beach.  A tan 2016 Buick Enclave, operated by Michael WILKINS, age 64, and also occupied by Sandra WILKINS, age 64, both from Portland, was southbound behind the red GMC Terrain when it was struck by both of the other vehicles after the initial head on collision.

ROGNLIEN, BURR and COLBERT were all transported by ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center.  ROGNLIEN and BURR were later transported by ambulance to OHSU for additional treatment.  COLBERT was transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital. 

On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 BURR died while he was still being treated at OHSU.  On Thursday, April 5, 2018 ROGNLIEN also died while still being treated at OHSU. 

 US Highway 101 was closed for approximately two hours following the crash.   OSP was assisted by Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue, the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, and Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance.

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OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest Benton County Man for Multiple Wildlife Crimes (Photo) - 04/05/18

In early March of this year, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers executed a search warrant in Benton County near the city of Adair resulting in the seizure of multiple deer and elk antlers, a shoulder mount of a bighorn sheep and a compound bow.  The investigation started when OSP received information that two bull elk were killed on the same day, by the same individual, during the 2016 Archery Season.  As a result of the search warrant, a 32 year old Benton County man was charged with 11 counts of unlawful possession of buck deer antlers, 3 counts of unlawful possession of elk antlers; lend/borrow elk tag, no written record of big game tag, exceeding bag limit, unlawful take bull elk, and tampering with physical evidence.   The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected.

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OSP Requesting Public's Assistance after a Dead Elk was discovered near Silver Falls State Park (Photo) - 04/05/18

On April 2, 2018 Troopers from the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division received a call of a dead elk off of Silver Ridge Rd west of Silver Falls State Park.  Troopers located the elk and were able to determine it was a large branch antler bull that had been shot and killed with a high power rifle.  The antlers were taken and the entire carcass was left to waste.  The antlers were broken off at the bases and will appear similar to a naturally shed antler.   Troopers were able to recover a bullet from the elk carcass and are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect.  The bull was likely shot over Easter weekend, from Friday, March 30th to Sunday, April 1st.  Any information can be forwarded to Senior Trooper Chris Boeholt in the Salem office of OSP Fish and Wildlife Division via the TIP line:  1-800-452-7888.  A TIP reward is available for information leading to a conviction.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

 

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

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

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Harney County Law Enforcement Agencies Respond to Armed Robbery (Photo) - 04/04/18

On April 3, 2018, shortly after 6am, Harney County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting an armed robbery that occurred at the Bare Bones Store in Hines and the suspect had fled the scene.  A major crime team callout was subsequently initiated.  Oregon State Police Detectives and Patrol Troopers along with officers from the Hines Police Department, Burns Police Department, and Harney County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation. 

The initial investigation revealed a female employee at Bare Bones was held at gunpoint and struck on her head, causing injury.  The victim was not transported for her injury.  Cash and other items, were stolen from the store before the suspect fled.  The suspect was identified as 28 year old Joseph HOAGLEN from Hines.  The Oregon State Police SWAT team assisted investigators with the execution of a search warrant at a Hines area residence.  Evidence associated with the robbery and theft was located and seized.  HOAGLEN was taken into custody without incident by the Oregon State Police and lodged at the Harney County Jail for Robbery I, Robbery II, Robbery III, Burglary II, Assault I, Assault II, Assault IV, Theft II, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

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*** Update Nelson in Custody**Cave Junction Man Shot during attempted Burglary of Residence - Josephine County (Photo) - 04/02/18

***Update**

On April 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM, Kristopher A. Nelson was released from the hospital and immediately taken into custody by Oregon State Police. Nelson was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Burglary 1
  • Unlawful Use of a Dangerous Weapon x2
  • and a Felony Warrant from Josephine County (Fail to Appear on a Weapon Offense)

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On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at approximately 4:00 a.m., Troopers from the Oregon State Police Grants Pass patrol office responded to a reported burglary in Cave Junction, Oregon.  Initial reports indicated the reporting party, and home owner, had shot a subject while he was breaking into his residence. The suspect was shot in the leg and was laying in the home owner’s yard at the time of call.

Oregon State Police Detectives responded to assist patrol with the investigation. It was determined the suspect, identified as Kristopher Alan Nelson (28) of Cave Junction, Oregon attempted to force entry into the residence.  The home owner fired warning shots and when Nelson continued his attack Nelson was shot in the leg. The home owner is cooperating with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending for Nelson. No charges are expected for the home owner at this time. Nelson was treated for his injuries at Three Rivers Medical Center.  No additional information is available for release at this time.

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*Update - Full Name* Officer Involved Shooting - Medford (Photo) - 03/30/18

*Update - Full name*

On Thursday March 29, 2018 at 1:13 P.M., Medford Police Officers responded to a report of a menacing with a firearm at a residence in the 1000 block of Garfield Street, Medford, Oregon. The complainant reported being menaced by the suspect, later identified as William Allen SHELTON Jr. (41), with a firearm at the residence. The complainant reported there were multiple children at the residence.

Multiple officers responded and began attempts to contact the suspect who was hostile and non-compliant. Contact was made with SHELTON Jr. and an attempt to negotiate with SHELTON Jr. began. Several Medford Police Officers, Detectives, SWAT members, and hostage negotiators were on scene.

Officers reported the first shot fired from SHELTON Jr. at 2:09 P.M.  SHELTON Jr. then exited the residence at 2:09 P.M. armed with a rifle. SHELTON Jr. fired additional shots. A Medford Police Officer fired at SHELTON Jr.  SHELTON Jr. was hit in the upper chest area. He was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment. SHELTON Jr. is being held overnight at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The children in the residence as well as the officers on scene were uninjured. 

The District Attorney has been notified and responded to the scene. The case will be investigated by the Jackson County Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit. The Oregon State Police will lead the investigation.

As per usual officer involved shooting investigations, the Officer will be placed on administrative leave while the case is reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office which will be followed by an administrative review.

Anyone having information on this case should contact the Oregon State Police at 541-664-8767. Future updates on this case will only be released by the Oregon State Police or Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

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Wrong Way Driver Arrested for DUII on Interstate 5 - Marion County (Photo) - 03/30/18

On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at approximately 10:31pm OSP Troopers responded to a report of a wrong way driver on Interstate 5 near Portland Road in Salem, Oregon.  The report was that a vehicle was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near mile post 258.  The vehicle, a gray 2005 Ford Escape was observed by OSP traveling southbound on the inside shoulder of Interstate 5 northbound lanes near mile post 256.  The vehicle's operator did not respond to emergency lights and siren and passed by an OSP Trooper who was northbound.  Another OSP Trooper was able to get the northbound traffic stopped near milepost 253.  The Escape passed by another OSP Trooper and slowed slighty.  An OSP K9 Trooper operating a Tahoe was able to hit the supsect vehicle in the left front corner panel with the left corner of his patrol vehicle.  No one was injured including K9 Keeno.  The driver, Kayla LEEDHAM (24) of Salem, Oregon was taken out of the vehicle and she was covered in vomit.  LEEDHAM stated she had no idea she was going the wrong way on Interstate 5.  LEEDHAM submitted to and failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving while under the influence of intoxicants.  LEEDHAM was lodged at the Marion County Correctional Facility on charges of DUII, Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.  P&M Towing responded and towed the vehicle.

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Serious injury crash on Interstate 5 north of Kruse Way -- Washington County (Photo) - 03/30/18

On March 30th at approximately 1:58 am the Oregon State Police was dispatched to a head-on motor vehicle crash on Interstate 5 just north of Kruse Way, involving a semi-truck and passenger car.  This location is within the city limits of Lake Oswego.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2015 Mazda M6, operated by Sydney Lopez MARTINEZ, age 25, of Cornelius, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in the northbound lanes of travel.  As MARTINEZ continued southbound, a white 2015 Volvo semi-truck and trailer, operated by James CROPPER, age 66, of Gervais was traveling northbound in the middle lane of travel. CROPPER observed the Mazda’s headlights coming directly at his truck and swerved to the right in an attempt to avoid a collision.  While executing this avoidance maneuver, CROPPER sideswiped a red 2015 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer, operated by Victor AMARO, age 29, of California, in the right lane of travel.

The Mazda continued past the Volvo semi-truck in the middle lane and collided with its left rear dual tires on the trailer, causing the axel to shift. The Mazda then struck a white 2014 Freightliner semi-truck and trailer, operated by Dilpreet SINGH, age 30, of California, head-on. The Mazda and Freightliner and trailer came to rest on the grassy shoulder.

The operator of the Mazda was transported by air ambulance to Oregon Health and Science University in critical condition. It was determined that alcohol was a contributing factor. 

CROPPER, AMARO and SINGH were uninjured in the collision.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Tigard PD, Portland Police Bureau, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Lake Oswego Fire, Metro West and LifeFlight.

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Two Vehicle Crash Injures Two on US 97 Near Highway 31 in Klamath County (Photo) - 03/29/18

On March 29, 2018 at approximately 7:25am, OSP Troopers responded to a two vehicle injury crash on US 97 at the junction of Highway 31 in Klamath County, Oregon.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2014 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup  was traveling southbound and making a left turn onto Highway 31.  The male operator and lone occupant of the vehicle turned directly into the path of a white 2007 Hyundai Accent 4-door operated by a lone male operator.  The crash then occurred in the northbound lane of Hwy 97.  Both vehicles came to an uncontrolled rest at this location.  The driver of the pickup was transported to St. Charles in Bend with injuries.  An air ambulance was dispatched for the driver of the white Hyundai who was flown to St. Charles in Bend with injuries.  Highway 97 and 31 were blocked for approximately 1 hour.   OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Airlink, Lapine Fire District and the Crescent Fire Medics.  The investigation is ongoing.  No further information is available at this time.  *Photo - Courtesy of Lapine Fire District.

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Three Josephine County Men Arrested on Armed Robbery and Weapon Charges - Josephine County - 03/29/18

On March 24th, 2018, Troopers from the Grants Pass Oregon State Police Office responded to a reported armed robbery which had just occurred at the New Hope Market in Josephine County.  Upon the troopers arrival, the suspects had left the area.  Detectives from the Oregon State Police Criminal Division responded and assumed the investigation.  While investigating the New Hope Market Robbery, Detectives learned about a similar Armed Robbery, which occurred on March 7th, 2018 at Levi’s Market in Josephine County.  Detectives incorporated the March 7th incident into their criminal investigation, which has been ongoing since that time. Additionally, Detectives learned of a Theft of cash from the Williams County Store, which was determined to be related to the other two robberies.  The subsequent investigation has resulted in the following:

18 year old Kenneth FRANKEL was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on March 27th on the following charges:

Robbery 1st degree X 2

Theft 1st degree  X 3

Unlawful use/carry of a dangerous weapon

Unlawful use of stun gun, tear gas or mace

 

18 year old Daniel ANDERSON was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on March 28th.

Robbery 1st degree X 2

Theft 1st degree  X 3

Unlawful use/carry of a dangerous weapon

Unlawful use of stun gun, tear gas or mace

 

18 year old Brendan SHAPIRO was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on March 29th.

Robbery 1st degree X 2

Theft 1st degree X 2

Unlawful use/carry of a dangerous weapon

Unlawful use of stun gun, tear gas or mace 

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Josephine County District Attorney’s Office.

During the course of the investigation the Oregon State Police Criminal Division also received several investigative tips from alert citizens, which ultimately assisted in the identification and apprehension of the suspects.

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*Update - Names Released* Double Fatal Two-Vehicle Head-On Collision on Highway 99W near Milepost 114.5 - Lane County (Photo) - 03/29/18

*Update*

On March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:02 a.m., OSP Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 99N near Milepost 114 near Meadow Lane in Lane County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2015 Toyota Corolla being operated by a Richard Wayne EVANS (65) of Eugene, Oregon was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel and collided with an oncoming southbound white 2010 Chevrolet Malibu being operated by Sharon Adele SKINNER (58) of Eugene, Oregon.  EVANS suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene by medical personnel.  SKINNER was transported to Riverbend Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Both EVANS and SKINNER were wearing safety restraints and airbags in both vehicles deployed.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  It is unknown at this time why EVANS was traveling in the oncoming lanes.  Next of kin notifications have been made.

Both southbound lanes of travel of Hwy 99N were closed for approximately two hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT Incident Response, Junction City Fire & Rescue, the Junction City Police Department, and Lane Fire Authority response personnel.  The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

*End Update*

 

On March 28, 2018, at approximately 7:02 a.m., OSP Troopers from the Springfield Area Command responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 99N near Milepost 114 near Meadow Lane in Lane County, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2015 Toyota Corolla being operated by a 65 year old male was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of travel and collided with an oncoming southbound white 2010 Chevrolet Malibu being operated by 58 year old female.  The 65 year old male suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene by medical personnel. The female driver was transported to Riverbend Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Both drivers were wearing safety restraints and airbags in both vehicles deployed.  Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  It is unknown at this time why the male operator was traveling in the oncoming lanes.  Names will be released in 24 hours to allow for next of kin notifications.

Both southbound lanes of travel of Hwy 99N were closed for approximately two hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT Incident Response, Junction City Fire & Rescue, the Junction City Police Department, and Lane Fire Authority response personnel.  The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.       

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*Update - Name Released* Single Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality in Lane County (Photo) - 03/29/18

*Update*

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 2:41am, OSP Troopers responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near milepost 106.5 northbound approaching the intersection of Lingo Lane.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a brown 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by Kenneth Anthony WHITLEY (38) of Eugene, Oregon left the roadway to the west for an unknown reason crossing over the southbound lane.  The Dodge travelled approximately 386 feet in the southbound ditch before striking a large tree and coming to final rest.  The Dodge caught fire after the crash.  WHITLEY was not believed to have been belted and was ejected from the vehicle.  WHITLEY was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Next of kin notification has been made.  The vehicle was recovered by T&M towing.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Fire & Rescue and the Junction City Police Department.  The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. 

*End Update*

 

 

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at approximately 2:41am, OSP Troopers responded to a single motor vehicle crash on Highway 99W near milepost 106.5 northbound approaching the intersection of Lingo Lane.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a brown 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup driven by a lone male occupant left the roadway to the west for an unknown reason crossing over the southbound lane.  The Dodge travelled approximately 386 feet in the southbound ditch before striking a large tree and coming to final rest.  The Dodge caught fire after the crash.  The male driver was not believed to have been belted and was ejected from the vehicle.  The male driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Next of kin notification has been made.  The name of the driver will be released in 24 hours to give the family additional time to make further notifications.  The vehicle was recovered by T&M towing.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of Transportation, Junction City Fire & Rescue and the Junction City Police Department.  The investigation is ongoing and no other information is available at this time. 

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