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Salem-News.com (July 19,2014 15:54)

UPDATE: Beaverton Woman Killed While Crossing Ore. Highway 211

One of the women safely made it across but the second woman was struck by a westbound 1982 Volvo four-door station wagon.

(WOODBURN, Ore. ) -Oregon State PoliceOregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's fatal pedestrian involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 211 about five miles east of Woodburn.

According to Sergeant Jason Lindland at approximately 4:35 a.m., two adult females were walking eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between S. Barlow Road and S. Needy Road.

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Salem-News.com (July 18,2014 22:02)

Sergeant with Polk County Sheriff`s Office Killed in Crash

Police are searching for the following vehicle: a white Dodge or Chevy 3/4 ton or 1 ton pick up truck, standard or possibly with an extended cab.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Polk County SheriffA 15-year veteran of the Polk County Sheriff's Office has died following a car crash in West Salem.

Salem Police say 48-year old Randy W. Whittaker of Dallas was a Sergeant with the sheriff's office.

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Salem-News.com (July 18,2014 05:53)

Several Marion County Roads to Get Slurry Seal Application

Streets will be CLOSED! to traffic several hours during the slurry application and curing process.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Marion County Road Work The Marion County Public Works Department wants you to BE AWARE! of upcoming slurry seal work taking place throughout the county.

Marion County’s contractor, Blackline Inc., will slurry seal various Marion County roads beginning on Monday through July 24. The streets selected to receive slurry seal are located in or near Hubbard/Aurora, East Salem, Aumsville, and Chinook Estates.

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Salem-News.com (July 17,2014 18:15)

19-Year-Old Teen Killed in Accident Near Amity

The crash was not witnessed, but a local resident heard it and called 911.

(AMITY, Ore. ) -Amity Fatal CrashA 19-year-old girl was killed Thursday morning in a single vehicle crash that occurred along Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity near SE Burch Hill Road in Yamhill County.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry four-door driven by Ariel Dawn Dumler was traveling eastbound on Highway 153 when, for an unconfirmed reason, the driver lost control on a slight left curve.

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Salem-News.com (July 16,2014 13:55)

Fire Crews Battle Heat, Dry Conditions Battling Salem Grass Fire

Video by Salem-News.com's Jerry Freeman.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -West Salem Grass FireAs Salem-News.com was first to report, a four alarm grass fire burned quickly through dry brush and trees just west of Salem Wednesday, off Highway 22 between Doaks Ferry Road NW and College Drive NW.

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Salem-News.com (July 16,2014 12:39)

Salem, Oregon Grass Fire at 4-Alarms - UPDATE #2

Drivers using Salem-Dallas Highway in the next few hours should expect delays westbound as fire crews battle the blaze.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -Salem Fire Salem, and other area firefighters are battling a large, high risk grass fire just off the Salem-Dallas Highway at College Drive.

The fire has gone to a 4th alarm, and fire crews from Keizer, Marion and Polk Counties are on the scene and have been battling the fire for about the past two hours in hot, dry conditions.

A couple of homes in the area have been evacuated in the area off Doaks Ferry Road.

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Salem-News.com (July 12,2014 22:41)

Oregon Man Sets Cruise Control; Rams Stopped Cars on I-5

One person suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

(WILSONVILLE, Ore. ) -Wilsonville CrashOne person received non-life threatening injuries Saturday afternoon in a five vehicle chain-reaction crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Wilsonville.

An Oregon State Police investigation concluded with the offending driver being cited for Careless Driving.

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Salem-News.com (July 11,2014 15:20)

Two Oregon Highways CLOSED Due to Incidents

UPDATE: U.S. 20, Santiam Highway, is now open. However, traffic is backed up and long delays should be expected.

(SALEM, Ore. ) -BREAKING NEWSMotorist traveling, or preparing to leave the Willamette Valley in the coming hour should BE AWARE! of two incidents that are currently backing up traffic and causing delays.

Oregon highway 58, Willamette Highway, remains blocked approximately six miles east of Pleasant Hill after a double tanker truck, carrying more than 10,000 gallons of diesel and gasoline overturned.

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Salem-News.com (July 11,2014 07:04)

ODOT Launches Real Time Traffic Information in Portland Area

National studies show that advisory speed signs have reduced overall crashes by 20 percent, reduced rear-end collisions by 30 percent and reduced secondary crashes by 40 percent.

(PORTLAND, Ore. ) -Portland Oregon Traffic On Thursday, ODOT launched the first in a series of projects that use new technologies to improve safety, reduce secondary crashes and provide travelers with information to help them safely get to where they are going.

The ODOT RealTime systems employ sensors in and along the roads that will accurately convey travel times to motorists and establish advisory speed limits that will tell motorists to slow down for a crash, stall or other delay in the road ahead.

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Salem-News.com (July 10,2014 21:48)

Police: Alcohol May Have Caused Serious Bicycle Crash

The bicyclist was transported from the scene by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University.

(MOLALLA, Ore. ) -Molalla bicycle crashOregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Thursday's serious injury bicycle involved crash that occurred along Highway 211 just east of Molalla.

At approximately 7:40 a.m., a 44-year old male riding a bicycle westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when he suddenly turned left into the path of a westbound 2005 Toyota pickup approaching from behind.

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