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Year: 2009

Oregon Highway 97 Car Crash Kills Woman

12/01/09

Date: November 23, 2009 Location: Highway 97, Bend, Oregon Names: Jeanne Coward, Dodd Hook, Lois Gruver Jeanne Coward, 69, of Bend, Oregon, was killed November 23, 2009, around 2 PM, on Highway 97 near the Deschutes Market Junction when her car was struck by an SUV driven by Dodd Hook, 47, also of Bend. The… read more


3 Die from Injuries in Church Van Rollover

12/01/09

Date: November 12, 2009 Location: I-84 near Baker City, Oregon Names: Phillip Joel Harris, Joshua John Pischura, Taune Nicole Winter Pepper According to KATU.com, Phillip Joel Harris, of Attalla, Alabama, became the latest casualty of an early-morning freeway crash near Baker City, Oregon, where a church van carrying 16 people rolled on icy roads. Harris,… read more


Pedestrian Killed Crossing McLoughlin Blvd.

Date: November 27, 2009 Location: SR 99E near Gladstone, Oregon Names: Maria Isabel Cervantes-Gutierrez, Nathan Sheets Maria Isabel Cervantes-Gutierrez, 60, of Milwaukie, Oregon, was killed November 27, 2009, around 8:20 PM, when she was struck by a van while crossing State Route 99E (McLoughlin Boulevard) near Gladstone. According to The Oregonian, Cervantes-Gutierrez was crossing the… read more


Suspended Driver Arrested After Hitting Three Cars

Date: November 26, 2009 Location: I-5 north of Salem, Oregon Names: Eric Ryan Witt A Rainier, Oregon, man was arrested on multiple charges, including driving while suspended, after his car crashed into three other vehicles on I-5 north of Salem, November 26, 2009, around 11:50 AM. Eric Ryan Witt, 39, attempted to elude Oregon State… read more


Strange But True Thanksgiving Traffic Facts

Date: November 24, 2009 Each year, Americans eat 45 million turkeys at Thanksgiving. And that’s not the only weird fact you can chew on this Turkey Day. Here are a few pre-Thanksgiving leftovers from the “you can’t make this stuff up” file, courtesy of Tom Vanderbilt, author of the new book, Traffic: Why We Drive… read more



OSP Investigates Sam Barlow Coach in Hit-and-Run Crash

11/24/09

Date: October 31, 2009 Location: Oregon 99E near South Lone Elder Road, Aurora, Oregon Names: Benjamin Story, Larry Scott Vang The Oregonian reports that Oregon State Police have identified a Sam Barlow High School assistant football coach as a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured Benjamin Story, 23, of Aurora, on October 31,… read more


UPDATE: Community holds benefit for hit-and-run victim

The Gresham Outlook posted this story about the community of family, friends, and neighbors that is pulling for hit-and-run victim Jerome Calcagno. Calcagno was hit while crossing the road in October. To our knowledge, the driver never stopped. Let’s grow this already large community to include those who are concerned about tragedy, and let’s find… read more


URGENT: Toyota and Lexus Safety Alert

Date: September 29, 2009 In the wake of a tragic crash that killed a California Highway Patrol officer and three members of his family, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. issued a news release September 29, 2009, urging owners to remove the driver’s side floor mats from eight Toyota and Lexus models immediately, and not to replace… read more


Passerby Rescues Mother, Children from Submerged Car After Crash

11/18/09

A Good Samaritan pulled four people, including three small children, from an SUV half submerged in the rushing waters of a creek November 18, 2009, after the vehicle crashed on Widow Creek Road in Newport, Oregon, and rolled down an embankment. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office told the Newport News Times that alcohol was involved in… read more