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DUII Arrests, Fatal Crashes Up in Oregon Over Christmas Holiday

Expect extra DUII patrols on New Years Eve.

(SALEM) - Oregon State Police car Traffic-related deaths were slightly higher this year, and DUII arrests by Oregon State Police troopers were definitely higher, according to preliminary information gathered related to the Christmas holiday period.

OSP, ODOT and local police agencies are preparing for this weekend's New Year's Holiday extended weekend.

Preliminary information from ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), between 6:00 PM, Friday, December 22nd, and 11:59 PM, Monday, December 25th, four people died in two separate fatal traffic crashes over the 78-hour holiday period.

Read Full Article (Dec-21-2006 22:40)

Fatal Traffic Crash Closes Oregon`s Hwy 22 West of 99W

Highway 22 is closed, and is estimated to be reopened by midnight.

(RICKREALL) - Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred late Thursday afternoon on Highway 22W west of Highway 99W. One person is deceased and three others are either critical or serious. No names or additional information is expected to be released until Friday morning.

Preliminary information indicates a Nissan Sentra with three female occupants was eastbound on Highway 22 when it was struck head-on by a westbound Ford pickup with two male occupants.

The female driver of the Nissan was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Read Full Article (Dec-21-2006 16:25)

One Fatality When Three Teens Crash Car

As of 1:39 PM Thursday, Kyle was upgraded to Fair Condition.

(SALEM) - Just before 1:00 AM Wednesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 400 block of Hylo Road S.E. Salem. Upon arriving, deputies observed that a white 1992 Chevrolet four-door vehicle had left the roadway and impacted a tree.

Three occupants were involved, the 17-year old driver, Joseph Mode of Salem was transported to OHSU with serious injuries, 15-year old Brandon Rockwell, also from Salem, was pronounced deceased at the scene and the remaining passenger 18-year-old Kyle LaValley of Washington, was transported to Salem Hospital with unknown injuries.

Read Full Article (Dec-18-2006 15:37)

Victim Identified in Dec 6th Fatal Traffic Crash

Fire personnel responded to the scene to put out what was originally reported as a brush fire, when they discovered the car was on fire.

(ALBANY) - The victim of the December 6th single vehicle fatal traffic accident on I-5 south has been identifired as 24-year old Elena Carmen Flores, from McChord AFB in Washington.

On December 6th at about 9:34 PM, a 2005 Toyota Corolla four-door displaying a Washington license plate was soutbhound on Interstate 5 near milepost 240.

For an unknown reason the car drove off the right shoulder and down a slight embankment, through blackberry bushes and continued about 300 feet before coming to a stop. Initial investigation indicates the car's gasoline tank may have ruptured causing the fire that fully engulfed the car.

Read Full Article (Dec-11-2006 12:40)

BE AWARE! I-5 Southbound Closed Due to Rollover Accident

Traffic is in a diversion at mile point 180.5 while construction crews rebuild an I-5 bridge.

(CRESWELL) - A semi truck wreck on Interstate 5 southbound about 1.5 miles south of Creswell will keep the freeway closed until approximately 3:00 PM Monday.

The truck, hauling a trailer filled with about 30 tons of almonds, crashed into a concrete construction barrier at about 8:30 AM Monday.

The trailer came to rest on its side, blocking both lanes of the interstate at mile point 180.5.

Read Full Article (Dec-10-2006 13:58)

Two Dead in Fiery Overnight Crash

An autopsy will be scheduled to determine cause of death and to positively identify the victims.

(SALEM) - car crash Salem Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash that took two lives Saturday night.

At about 11:40 PM a 1990 Acura Integra was seen north bound on Lancaster Drive at very high rate of speed.

Witnesses estimated the speed to be 70-90 MPH, Salem police spokesman Lt. Bill Kohlmeyer said.

At Devonshire, the Integra ran a red light and clipped the front bumper on a 1994 GMC pickup, then struck a power pole.

Read Full Article (Dec-04-2006 23:59)

Life Flight Called To Canby Crash for Four Victims

There were five people in the car, but the fifth was able to walk away from the scene, getting his own ride to the hospital.

(CANBY) - car crash Four people were taken to area trauma centers by Lifeflight after the car they were in crashed Monday night on Hwy 170 at South Good Lane.

Canby Fire units were dispatched to the single car Motor Vehicle Crash at about 9:00 PM. When responders arrived they identified four victims in a compact car; all sustaining serious injuries.

Life Flight was activated along with additional ambulances to transport all the injured victims.

One rear-seat passenger required heavy extrication to remove him from the twisted wreckage. The patients names and ages were not available at the time of this report.

Read Full Article (Dec-04-2006 10:32)

Truck Transporting Bees Overturns on Oregon Highway

There was a whole lot of buzz, but no one was stung by the honeybees.

(BEND) - photo: truck overturned A truck transporting honeybees overturned Sunday afternoon at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 197 spilling the load onto the highway.
There was a report of a minor injury to a passenger but no reports of anyone being stung by the bees.

The 1998 Freightliner truck transporting a large load of bees overturned after losing control at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 197. The bees spilled onto Highway 197 blocking the highway. The beehives were eventually moved onto the shoulder for later reloading onto another vehicle.

Read Full Article (Dec-03-2006 00:33)

Oregon State Police Seeking Witnesses to I-5 Crash

If you witnessed the crash and/or driving of the involved vehicle, contact OSP Recruit Trooper Jacob Ledbettter at (541) 440-3334 ext. 431

(ROSEBURG) - photo: Friday night accident south of Roseburg Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are looking for witnesses related to a late Friday night single vehicle traffic crash that critically injured one person on Interstate 5 northbound about three miles south of Roseburg.

On December 1st at about 11:36 PM, a white 1990 Plymouth Laser two door driven by 17-year old Adam J. Poole, from Roseburg, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 121 in the left lane when it lost control, hit an embankment on the outside edge of the freeway and rolled.

Read Full Article (Nov-24-2006 11:13)

Two Killed, One Critically Injured in Thanksgiving Morning Crash

OSP is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the driving of the Chevrolet Blazer or the crash to contact Trooper Mark Davie at (503) 378-3387 ext. 252.

(ALBANY) - The Oregon State Police is continuing to investigate a Thanksgiving day morning two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 34 about 1/2 mile west of Interstate 5 in which two people were killed and a third person critically injured.

On November 23rd, at approximately 6:30 AM, a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 52-year-old Sary Rath, from Albany, was eastbound on Highway 34 when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the paved center median and crashed head-on with a westbound 1998 Dodge Durango.

Both vehicles came to rest blocking the westbound lanes.

The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Rath was using safety restraints police said.

The passenger in the Chevrolet Blazer, 17-year-old Chomkocma Vann, from Albany, was using safety restraints and was critically injured.

He was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.

The driver of the Dodge Durango, 27-year-old Gregory Gathings, from Lebanon, was not using safety restraints.

His vehicle's airbag deployed police said.

Oregon State Police troopers from Albany and Salem offices responded to the scene.

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