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Newberg-Dundee Officer Involved in a Vehicle Crash

The officer involved in the crash has been identified as Anthony Obregon.

Crashed Newberg-Dundee Police car
Phto: Newberg=Dundee Police

(NEWBERG, Ore.) - An officer of the Newberg-Dundee Police Department was involved in a crash Tuesday on Hwy 219 near Sitka. The officer was in uniform, driving a marked police car, and traveling Northbound on Hwy 219 when he reported observing a vehicle traveling Southbound without its head lights on. The officer activated the emergency lights and attempted to make a traffic enforcement stop by performing a U-Turn at the Sitka intersection.

During the U-Turn maneuver the patrol vehicle was struck on the front driver side door by the vehicle directly behind the officer. The second vehicle involved in the crash was a 1995, Toyota 4-Runner. No injuries were reported, however based on the amount of damage to the patrol car, the officer was transported to Providence Newberg Medical Center for a checkup and was released within a couple of hours.

Members of the Oregon State Police were requested to investigate the crash.

As a result of the investigation the officer from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department was cited for Improper U-turn. The officer involved in the crash has been identified as Anthony Obregon. The second driver involved in the crash has been identified as Michael Nelson, Newberg.

Source: Press release from Newberg-Dundee Police

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