Man in Wheelchair Killed Crossing Street in Hermiston

Date: December 14, 2009 Location: SW 11th Street & W Orchard Avenue, Hermiston, Oregon Names: Alfred Earl Davis, James Thomas Obrien Alfred Earl Davis, 66, of Hermiston, Oregon, was the man struck and killed December 14, 2009, while crossing the street in his motorized wheelchair. He died after he was hit by a truck driven […]

Man Killed in Single-Truck Crash

Date: December 14, 2009 Location: Highway 47 near Gaston, Oregon Names: Alfred L. Spry Oregon State Police reported in a press release that Alfred L. Spry, 62, of Gaston, Oregon, died December 14, 2009, after his truck went off the highway and into the side ditch around 11 PM. The accident occurred during poor weather […]

Cell Phone Companies Ignored Risks

Date: December 8, 2009 “Can your secretary take dictation at 55 MPH?” That’s the headline of a 1984 cell phone advertisement. The cellular phone pictured is larger than many desk phones, complete with a full-size, corded handset. Yet, the ad calls the device “perfect” for making calls from the road, and actually suggests using it […]

McMinnville Teens Struck in Crosswalk

Date: December 11, 2009 Location: SW Agee St., McMinnville, Oregon Names: Jesus Anibal Arriaga, Dylan Arthur Granger, Scott Lee Albert Two teenage boys were hit by a car as they walked across SW Agee Street in McMinnville, Oregon, around 7:50 AM on December 11, 2009, according to a McMinnville Police Department press release. Jesus Anibal […]

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 […]

Fatal Crash Prompts Safety Investigation

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, […]

Head-on Crash Kills 2, Injures 3

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 […]

Springfield Man Arrested after Drunk-Driving Crash Injures Couple

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, Larry […]