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Year: 2009

Oregon Celebrates Safest Thanksgiving Since 1978

Thanksgiving may be over, but we’re still counting blessings. The Thanksgiving holidays, traditionally the most traveled and deadliest holiday period of the year, went by almost peacefully on Oregon roads this year. According to preliminary law enforcement information, the 2009 holiday was the safest it�s been since Oregon Department of Transportation started keeping track in… read more


Fatal Crash Prompts Safety Investigation

12/07/09

Date: December 7, 2009 Location: Marquam Road, near Mt. Angel, Oregon Names: Marc Moberly, Roman Fabyanchuk On December 7, 2009, Marc Moberly, 51, of Silverton, Oregon, died in a crash on Marquam Road near Mt. Angel. According to the Woodburn Independent, Moberly’s pickup truck was hit by a semi truck driven by Roman Fabyanchuk, 25,… read more


Head-on Crash Kills 2, Injures 3

12/06/09

Date: December 6, 2009 Location: Highway 223 near Dallas, Oregon Names: Rebecca Dunaway, Daymon Wachtler, Barrett Overhoff, Jennifer Dobbins A 24-year-old Salem woman and teen were killed and 3 others were seriously injured in a head-on crash December 6, 2009, on Highway 223 near Dallas, Oregon, after a driver crossed the center line for unknown… read more


Springfield Man Arrested after Drunk-Driving Crash Injures Couple

12/04/09

Date: December 4, 2009 Location: Highway 126W, near Florence, Oregon Names: Larry Gene Larson, Deborah A. Larson, Anna V. Larson, Richard Alfred Lopez A Springfield man was held on multiple charges December 4, 2009, following a two-car crash on Highway 126W east of Florence, Oregon, that seriously injured a Florence couple. According to Salem-News.com, Larry… read more


Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention

Date: November 30, 2009 Forget the “three R’s.” This year, it’s all about the three D’s. By presidential proclamation, December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention, or 3D, Month. Every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan has affirmed his commitment to stop drunk driving with this annual observance.


Portland Woman Dies in Crash

12/02/09

Date: December 2, 2009 Location: Highway 99W & SW Bell Road, Sherwood, Oregon Names: Grace C. Throckmorton, Michael D. Backman Grace C. Throckmorton, 23, of Portland, Oregon, died December 2, 2009, after she pulled her car into the path of a Jeep Cherokee driven by Michael D. Backman, 27, of Dayton. The accident occurred around… read more


Log Trucks Collide, Seriously Injure Veneta Man

12/02/09

Date: December 2, 2009 Location: Highway 226 between Lyons and Scio, Oregon Names: Dennis D. Kloehn, Oscar Vasfaret According to KVAL.com, two fully loaded log trucks crashed December 2, 2009, around 11:35 AM, on Highway 226 between Lyons and Scio, Oregon. The crash sent one driver to the hospital with serious injuries. Dennis D. Kloehn,… read more


Woman Killed, Man Critically Injured after Bridge Crash

12/01/09

Date: November 17, 2009 Location: Astoria-Megler Bridge, Astoria, Oregon Names: Herbert Goebel, Kathleen Ann Brock A head-on collision on the Astoria-Megler Bridge in Astoria, Oregon, killed a 51-year-old Long Beach, Washington, woman and critically injured a Vancouver man, the morning of November 17, 2009. The crash, which took place on a bridge crossing the Columbia… read more


Teenage Girl Dies in Van-Truck Crash

12/01/09

Date: November 24, 2009 Location: Highway 18 & SE Ash Road, Dayton, Oregon Names: Kalie Mosgrove, Connie Mosgrove, Jolan Miller A 13-year-old girl died November 24, 2009, around 8:10 PM, when the van she was riding in was hit by a truck, reports The Oregonian. Kalie Mosgrove, 13, of Dayton, Oregon, was killed in the… read more


One Dead, One Injured on Icy Road in Prineville Accident

12/01/09

Date: November 20, 2009 Location: Highway 26, east of Prineville, Oregon Names: Wayne L. Elliott, Robert C. Mair A John Day, Oregon, man was killed November 20, 2009, when his car skidded out of control on icy roads and crashed into a truck on Highway 26, about 25 miles east of Prineville. The crash took… read more