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Fatal Crash - HWY 101- Coos County - 07/11/24

Coos County, Ore. 9 July 24- On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 12:27 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-101, near milepost 243, in Coos County.

The preliminary investigation indicated southbound Honda HRV, operated by Richard Swartling (85) of Coos Bay, attempted to turn left onto Coos-Sumner Lane when it was struck by a northbound Range Rover Evoque, operated by Icel Marie Bair (45) of Nampa (ID), in a side impact collision.

The operator of the Honda (Swartling) was transported to an area hospital where they were later declared deceased.

The operator of the Range Rover (Bair) was seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.

The highway was impacted for approximately five hours during the on-scene investigation. The suspected cause of the crash is speed and impairment.

OSP was assisted by ODOT.

 

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 130 - Tillamook County - 07/08/24

Tillamook County, Ore. 7 July 24- On Sunday, July 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy-130, near milepost 3, in Tillamook County.

The preliminary investigation indicated westbound GMC Sierra, operated by Tyler Jacob Bell (32) of Dallas, left the roadway, rolled down an embankment, and came to rest on the driver's side of the vehicle in the river below.

The operator of the GMC (Bell), who is not believed to have been wearing a seatbelt, was declared deceased at the scene.

The highway was impacted for approximately 4.5 hours during the on-scene investigation. Speed is considered the primary cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted by Nestucca Rural Fire, Tillamook County Sheriffs' Office, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 211 - Clackamas County - 07/08/24

Clackamas County, Ore. 6 July 24- On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-211, near milepost 18, in Clackamas County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a southbound Nissan Pathfinder, operated by William Ballew (46) of McMinnville, left it's lane of travel for unknown reasons and struck a northbound Ford F350, operated by Tony Luttrell (40) of Molalla, head-on.

The operator of the Nissan (Ballew) was transported by life-flight to an area hospital where they were declared deceased.

The operator of the Ford (T. Luttrell) was transported by life-flight to an area hospital in critical condition. Two passengers in the Ford, Sabrina Luttrell (48) and a female juvenile (13), were transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. A third passenger in the Ford, Laura Hein (27), was reportedly uninjured.

The highway was impacted for approximately 5 hours during the on-scene investigation. 

OSP was assisted by Molalla Fire, Colton Fire, Molalla Police Department, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 101 - Douglas County - 07/08/24

Douglas County, Ore. 6 July 24- On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 1:32 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a motorcycle crash on Hwy-101, near milepost 207, in Douglas County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Johnny Ray Boles (43) of Notus (ID), attempted to pass in between two northbound vehicles that were occupying both the A and B lanes of travel. The Harley Davidson lost control, left the roadway, and ejected the operator into a guardrail.

The operator of the Harley Davidson (Boles) was declared deceased at the scene.

The highway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is believed to be unsafe passing.

OSP was assisted by Gardner Fire, Douglas County Sheriffs' Office, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 26 - Jefferson County - 07/08/24

Jefferson County, Ore. 6 July 24- On Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 9:11 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-26, at the intersection with Northwest Columbia Dr., in Jefferson County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a Ford Escape, operated by Robert Carroll Towler (88) of Madras, was facing south on Northwest Columbia Dr at the stop sign. The Ford made a right hand turn onto westbound Hwy-26 and entered the path of a westbound GMC Sierra, operated by Donald Michael Stucky (59) of West Linn. The GMC struck the drivers side door of the Ford as it entered the lane of travel.

The operator of the Ford (Towler) was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the GMC (D. Stucky) was not injured during the collision. Two Passengers in the GMC, Nesja Geneva Stucky (57) and Maia Cathlyne Stucky (22), were transported for reportedly minor injuries. A third passenger in the GMC, Gavin Lee Pilant (21) of Beaverton, was not injured.

The highway was impacted for approximately 3.5 hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is believed to be failing to yield the right of way when entering the highway.

OSP was assisted by the Jefferson County Sheriffs' Office, Madras Fire, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 47 - Washington County - 07/04/24

Washington County, Ore. 3 July 24- On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:15 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-47, at the intersection with Spring Hill Rd. (milepost 22), in Washington County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an Audi Q5, operated by Elvis Jay Harden (81) of Carlton, was on Spring Hill Rd at the stop sign facing westbound and began to make a left hand turn onto Hwy-47 southbound. The Audi entered the path of a northbound Mazda CX5, operated by Derek J. Ellis (41) of Corvallis, and was struck on the driver's side door.

An Oregon State Police Sergeant was approaching the intersection at the time of the crash and immediately rendered aid to the operator of the Audi.

The operator of the Audi (Harden), who was not wearing a seatbelt, was declared deceased at the scene. 

The operator of the Mazda (Ellis) and passengers, Gemmy Wales Cadigan (40); a 2 year old male; and a 4 month old female, suffered minor injuries and were transported for medical treatment.

The highway was impacted for approximately four hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash was an unsafe turn onto the highway.

OSP was assisted by Forest Grove Fire, Washington County Sheriffs' Office, and ODOT.

 

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon

Fatal Crash - HWY 20 - Linn County - 07/04/24

Linn County, Ore. 3 July 24- On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 6:17 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-20, near milepost 21, in Linn County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Dodge Ram 1500 (gray), operated by Scott Turner (52) of Sweet Home, crossed several lanes of travel for unknown reasons and struck an eastbound Dodge Ram 2500 (blue), operated by William Drager (34) of Sweet Home, head on. The collision caused heavy damage to both vehicles and the gray Dodge 1500 became fully engulfed in flames shortly after the collision. 

The operator of the gray Dodge Ram (Turner) was removed from the vehicle and transported with serious injuries to an area hospital.

A passenger in the gray Dodge Ram, a 12 year old male, was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the blue Dodge Ram (Drager), was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The highway was impacted for approximately three hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriffs' Office and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 20 - Lincoln County - 07/03/24

Lincoln County, Ore 1 July 24- On Monday, July 1, 2024, at 6:35 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a three-vehicle crash on Hwy-20, near milepost 30, in Lincoln County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Toyota Rav4, operated by Jose Manuel Zapata (29) of Portland, attempted to pass a Dodge Ram 2500 with a trailer, operated by Raphael Francis Spielman (78) of Gaston, and struck and eastbound Acura TL, operated by Scott Thomas Novotny (34) of Newport. The collision caused all three vehicles to come to an uncontrolled rest along the highway.

The operator of the Toyota (Zapata), who is not believed to be wearing a seatbelt, was declared deceased at the scene. The passenger in the Toyota, Joseph Mauricio Cruz (31) of Portland, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The operator of the Acura (Novotny) was transported to an area hospital where they were declared deceased.

The operator of the Dodge (R. Spielman) and passenger, Janice Kay Spielman (75) of Gaston, were transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The highway was impacted for approximately six hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is believed to be unsafe passing. 

OSP was assisted by Toledo Fire and ODOT.

 

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 126 - Crook County - 06/29/24

Crook County, Ore. 28 June 24- On Friday, June 28, 2024, at 7:24 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy-126, near milepost 6, in Crook County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Honda Civic, operated by Humberto Ruiz Vargas (24) of Prineville, drifted off the side of the roadway with the passenger side tires entering the gravel shoulder as it negotiated a left hand curve. The Honda overcorrected and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane and was struck on the passenger side by a Nissan Rogue, operated by Summer Ann Zimmerman (39) of Redmond. The vehicles came to rest on the eastbound shoulder with the Nissan rolling to its passenger side.

The operator of the Honda (Ruiz Vargas) was life flighted to an area hospital where he was declared deceased.

The operator of the Nissan (Zimmerman) and passenger, Harley Rose Isaacson (22) of Redmond, were both seriously injured and transported to an area hospital.

The highway was impacted for approximately four hours during the on-scene investigation. 

OSP was assisted by Crook County Fire, Redmond Fire, Crooks County Sheriffs' Office, Redmond Police Department, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

 

Oregon State Police Investigation- Officer Involved Shooting - Tillamook County - 06/27/24

Tillamook County, Ore. 27 June 24- Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section leading investigation of officer involved shooting in Tillamook County. 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 6:37pm, Tillamook Police Officers, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Oregon State Troopers attempted to stop a white Toyota Tacoma in the parking lot of Fred Meyer near Highway 101 and Makinster Rd.  Officers had probable cause to arrest the suspect for previously eluding law enforcement over the last few days.  During the traffic stop, the suspect fired a pistol striking multiple law enforcement vehicles.  An exchange of gunfire ensued between the suspect and officers from the Tillamook Police Department and deputies from Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office.  The suspect fled the scene and was pursued by TPD, TCSO and OSP.  The pursuit traveled Southbound on Highway 101 for approximately five miles before the suspect’s vehicle was partially disabled by deployed spike strips.

The suspect, now known as Joey De La Rosa Rodriguez (37) of Damascus, received non-life-threatening injuries during the exchange of gunfire.  The suspect was treated at a local medical facility before being lodged at the Tillamook County Jail for felony warrants issued by Clackamas and Yamhill Counties and Attempt to Elude. 

No law enforcement members were injured during this incident. 

Pursuant to the Tillamook County Deadly Physical Force Plan (SB 111 2007), the Oregon State Police is investigating the officer-involved shooting, and any criminal charges concerning the suspect during the incident.

Involved law enforcement members have been placed on paid administrative leave by their respective agencies.  Any further information will be released by the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office or the Oregon State Police.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 203 - Union County - 06/24/24

Union County, Ore. 22 June 24- On Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 4:20 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 203, near milepost 7, in Union County.

The preliminary investigation indicated Ford Explorer, operated by William Justin Curtiss (38) of Union, left it's lane of travel for unknown reasons, overcorrected across the roadway and struck a bridge abutment. The Ford rolled several times, ejecting the operator, before coming to rest along the shoulder of the highway.

The operator of the Ford (Curtiss) was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The highway was impacted for approximately two hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 211 - Marion County - 06/19/24

Marion County, Ore. 18 June 24- On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at 12:06 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy 211, near milepost 1, in Marion County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Kia Soul, operated by Keoki Kahee (23) of Canby, struck a pedestrian, Martin Cabanas Salgado (56) from an unknown city, who was reportedly walking on the fog line.

The pedestrian (Cabanas Salgado) was declared deceased at the scene.

The Kia operator (Kahee) and passenger, Taylor Hayes (22) of Canby, were uninjured and were cooperating with investigators.

The highway was impacted for approximately four hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Woodburn Police Department, Woodburn Fire, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 26 - Crook County - 06/19/24

Crook County, Ore. 17 June 24- On Monday, June 17, 2024, at 5:51 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 26, near milepost 26, in Crook County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Toyota Tundra, operated by Clifford Dean Shields (54) of Prineville, for unknown reasons, drifted across the eastbound lane, left the roadway, and struck a rock and tree. The vehicle began to roll and came to rest on the passenger side on the east side of the highway. Motorists in the area stopped, extricated the operator, and performed CPR. 

The operator of the Toyota (Shields) was declared deceased at the scene.

The highway was impacted for approximately 3 hours during the on-scene investigation. A medical event is considered the possible cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Crook County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - Interstate 84 - Umatilla County - 06/19/24

Umatilla County, Ore. 16 June 24- On Saturday, June 16, 2024, at 5:57 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 220, in Umatilla County.

The preliminary investigation indicated a westbound Dodge Ram 1500, operated by Barbara Claudine Abercrombie (56) of Irrigon, struck the rear of a Peterbilt commercial motor vehicle and trailer, operated by Marshall Lee Mondry (29) of Meridian (ID), as it was slowly descending a steep grade with its hazard lights activated.

The operator of the Dodge (Abercrombie) was declared deceased at the scene. 

The operator of the Peterbilt (Mondry) was not injured.

The highway was impacted for approximately 4 hours during the on-scene investigation. 

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla Tribal Police Department, Umatilla Tribal Medics, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 58 - Lane County - 06/18/24

Lane County, Ore. 15 June 24- On Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 3:08 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 58, near milepost 46, in Lane County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Ford F-350, operated by Will Ed Bryson Jr. (77) of Klamath Falls, left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree. 

The operator of the Ford (W. Bryson) was declared deceased while in transport to an area hospital.

The passenger of the Ford, Lynda Ellen Bryson (78) of Klamath Falls, was transported by ground ambulance and life-flighted to an area hospital.

The highway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by Oakridge Fire and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - HWY 86 - Baker County - 06/18/24

Baker County, Ore. 14 June 24- On Friday, June 14, 2024, at 9:55 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single motorcycle crash on Hwy-86, near milepost 30, in Baker County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Scott Douglas Moss (66) of Boise (ID), failed to negotiate a left-hand turn and left the roadway. The Harley traveled approximately 100 feet along the shoulder and 30 feet down an embankment, ejecting both operator and passenger. The motorcycle came to rest partially on top of the operator. 

The passenger on the Harley, Joan Gayle Moss (68) of Boise (ID), was declared deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Harley (S. Moss) was life-flighted due to injuries.

The highway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation.

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

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Fatal Crash - Interstate 84 - Union County - 06/14/24

Union County, Ore. 13 June 24- On Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 6:43 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 270, in Union County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound GMC Yukon, operated by Tyree Jourdan Hescock (41) of La Grande, left the roadway for unknown reasons and traveled on the wrong side of a guardrail. The GMC struck the guardrail and began to roll, ejecting the operator who was not wearing a seatbelt.

The operator of the GMC (Hescock) was declared deceased at the scene.

The highway was impacted for several hours during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

OSP was assisted by La Grande Fire, Union County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.

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About the Oregon State Police
Oregon State Police (OSP) is a multi-disciplined organization that is charged with protecting the people, wildlife, and natural resources in Oregon. OSP enforces traffic laws on the state’s roadways, investigates and solves crime, conducts postmortem examinations and forensic analysis, and provides background checks, and law enforcement data. The agency regulates gaming and enforces fish, wildlife, and natural resource laws. OSP is comprised of more than 1,400 staff members – including troopers, investigators, and professional staff – who provide a full range of policing and public safety services to Oregon and other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.