Driver Seriously Injured in Highway 97 Truck Crash

Date: October 17, 2009 Location: Highway 97 north of Madras, Oregon Names: Kesar Bhatti According to an Oregon State Police press release, Kesar Bhatti, 51, of Stockton, California, was seriously injured around 3 PM, October 17, 2009, when his commercial truck and trailer, loaded with apples, left the road on Highway 97 about three miles […]

DUII Rollover Crash Injures Two Passengers

Date: October 15, 2009 Location: 10138 Donald Road NE, Donald, Oregon Names: Cassandra Westgate, James Cothern, Shawn Stearns According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office press release, an Aurora man was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and two counts of assault October 15, 2009, after an early-morning car crash injured his two […]

19-Year-Old Pulls Woman from Burning Car

Date: October 17, 2009 Location: Highway 22 & Joseph Street SE, Salem, Oregon Names: Destiny Edwards, Nickolas Edwards A 19-year-old Oregon man saved a woman’s life on October 17, 2009, when he saw her trapped inside a burning car on Highway 22 and Joseph Street SE in Salem, Oregon, and pried the car’s windshield off […]

Gresham Police Seek Witnesses to Hit-and-Run

Date: October 29, 2009 Location: NE 201st Ave. & Sandy Blvd. Names: Jerome Calcagno Gresham police need help finding the driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian on October 29, 2009. Jerome Calcagno, 79, of Gresham, was crossing the street at NE 201st Avenue & Sandy Boulevard when a vehicle struck […]

Car Hits Two Women Waiting for Highway Help

Date: October 21, 2009 Location: Highway 26, Vista Ridge Tunnel, Portland Oregon Names: Caprice Miller, Jessica Kvidera, Fabian Fertig Two women who had crashed their truck and were waiting for help on Highway 26 in Portland, Oregon, were struck by a car that lost control as it exited the Vista Ridge Tunnel, October 21, 2009. […]

Rollover Crash Kills Two Idaho Men, Dogs

Date: October 14, 2009 Location: U.S. 95, south of Jordan Valley, Oregon Names: Ron Tibbett, Joseph Geary Sadness spread over the small eastern Oregon town of Jordan Valley on October 14, 2009, after a tragic rollover crash took the lives of two Idaho men, and killed the two dogs in their vehicle. Ron Tibbett, 46, […]

Driver Killed in Truck Crash Involving Speed and Alcohol

Date: October 15, 2009 Location: SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Oregon Names: Ronald Earley According to The Portland Tribune, alcohol and speeding were factors in an early-morning truck crash October 15, 2009, that killed a 24-year-old man. The fatal accident occurred around 2:50 AM, as Ronald Earley, of Portland, Oregon, was driving a Ford Ranger pickup truck […]

Driver Blacks Out, Causing Five-Car Crash

Driver Blacks Out, Causing Five-Car Crash

Date: October 6, 2009 Location: NW Cornelius Pass Road, Hillsboro, Oregon Names: [Unknown] (Photo: The Hillsboro Argus) A terrifying scene unfolded around 2:45 PM on October 6, 2009, in Hillsboro, Oregon, when a 50-year-old driver slumped over the wheel, unconscious, while driving his car on NW Cornelius Pass Road near Evergreen Parkway.