Crash Kills Woman, 91, Injures Policeman

Crash Kills Woman, 91, Injures Policeman

Date: October 12, 2009 Location: Highway 58 & Crestview Street, Oakridge, Oregon Names: Virginia Spalinger, Daniel Miller (Photo: KVAL.com) The Oakridge, Oregon, community was stunned and grieving after a shocking car crash on October 12, 2009, killed a 91-year-old grandmother and seriously injured a young police officer. The head-on collision at the only stoplight in […]

Hit-and-Run Driver Turns Himself In After a Portland Car Accident

Date: October 18, 2009 Location: NE 33rd Avenue & Shaver Street, Portland, Oregon Names: Jared Sletager, Quandrell Dumas After a shocking hit-and-run crash early October 18, 2009, left a Seattle, Washington, man in critical condition, the driver who fled the scene gave himself up to police. Quandrell Dumas, 23, of Portland, Oregon, turned himself in […]

Prineville Rollover Truck Crash Seriously Injures Passenger

Date: October 10, 2009 Location: Mill Creek Road & Hwy. 26E, Prineville, Oregon Names: Donald Ray Carter Police say alcohol and speed were factors in an October 10, 2009, single-vehicle rollover crash that threw a passenger, Donald Ray Carter, 24, of Prineville, Oregon, from a truck, seriously injuring him. A male juvenile from Prineville, Oregon, […]

Drowsiness May Have Led to Death in Grants Pass

Drowsiness May Have Led to Death in Grants Pass

Date: September 27, 2009 Location: Old Highway 199, south of Grants Pass, Oregon Names: Avi Livingstone, Hana Goodkind, Ilan Goodheart, Tosh M. Mason (Photo: Courtesy Oregon State Police) Driving drowsy may have been a factor in a single-car crash that killed a California mother and injured her two children and another passenger, according to the […]

Appeals Court Rules Implied Consent Is Coercion

In a September 30, 2009, Oregon Court of Appeals ruling, the court equated implied consent laws with coercion, calling into question the constitutionality of state rules mandating consent to intoxicant testing as a condition for obtaining a license. Oregon’s implied consent law says anyone licensed to drive is considered to have consented in advance to […]

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Suspended Driver

Date: October 9, 2009 Location: Hwy. 140 & S 6th Street, Klamath Falls, Oregon Names: Dwight Gobble, Eric Stowers Dwight Gobble, 41, of Malin, Oregon, was seriously injured October 9, 2009, while riding his motorcycle in Klamath Falls, Oregon, when Eric Stowers, 26, steered his truck into the motorcycle’s path. The accident occurred near the […]

Cannon Beach Motorcycle-Truck Collision Kills One

Date: October 7, 2009 Location: Highway 101, Cannon Beach, Oregon Names: Alan G. Gelvin, Edward Jones, Carol Jones Alan G. Gelvin, 55, of Seattle, Washington, was killed October 7, 2009, when he slid into oncoming traffic and was hit by an Oregon couple in a pickup truck. The accident took place around 3:20 PM on […]

Oregon Attorney Killed in Head-On Crash

Date: September 30, 2009 Location: U.S. Highway 20 near Buchanan, Oregon Names: Charles Simmons, Sterling Wilson, Pamela Wilson Charles Simmons, 32, an attorney from Nyssa, Oregon, was killed around 7:20 AM, September 30, 2009, in a head-on collision while on his way to Harney County Circuit Court in Burns for a hearing. The Argus Observer […]