Driver Cited Following Injury Crash – Highway 219 north of Woodburn
According to the Oregon State Police, a Newberg-area woman was cited for several charges following a two-vehicle injury traffic crash Thursday morning in thick fog and spots of ice along Highway 219 about four miles north of Woodburn. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
On January 24, 2013 at approximately 10:00 a.m., a 1993 Honda Civic driven by TIFFANY M. BREWER, age 20, from Newberg, was southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 32 when it passed and witness and then lost control. The Honda crossed the centerline, spinning out of control and collided nearly head-on with a northbound 1994 Ford F150 pickup driven by PANFILO GALVAN-GONZALEZ, age 54, from Woodburn. The Ford pickup came to rest on its side and the Honda stopped off the highway.
BREWER was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She was using safety restraints and her car’s airbags deployed. Subsequent to the initial investigation she was cited by OSP for DUII-Drugs, Reckless Driving, and Assault in the Fourth Degree. A Salem police officer assisted OSP at the hospital with the investigation.
GALVAN-GONZALEZ and his wife/passenger DOMITILA AQUINO, age 51, were also transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. AQUINO was treated and released. Both were using safety restraints.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, fire departments from Newberg and St. Paul, and ODOT. Senior Trooper Andrew Goffrier is the lead investigator.
The highway was closed about 90 minutes.
Alcohol Being Probed in Fatal Traffic Crash –
Highway 22W south of Highway 18 in Polk County – 01/20/13
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday evening’s three vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male on Highway 22W south of Highway 18 in heavy fog and icy conditions. The other two names are released in this update.
On January 19, 2013 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 2003 Ford van driven by MARCOS ANTONIO LUZ, age 41, from Woodburn, was westbound on Highway 22W near Red Prairie Road when it traveled across the centerline and collided with an eastbound 2000 Toyota four-door driven by a 69-year old man. After impact, the Toyota came to rest off the highway in a ditch and the Ford van stopped in the westbound lane. Shortly after the first collision, a westbound 2012 Dodge pickup driven by LONNY S. BRYANT, age 51, collided into the van sending the van off the highway into a ditch.
The Toyota’s driver, CLIFFORD E. FAGALY, age 69, was pronounced deceased at the scene. His wife/passenger, KERTTU R. FAGALY, age 85, was critically injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. Both are from Silverton.
ANTONIO LUZ was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.
LONNY BRYANT and passenger RUTHANN BRYANT, age 49, both from Willamina, were transported by ambulance to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville with minor injuries.
OSP troopers from the McMinnville and Salem offices are investigating. Trooper Chad Drew is the lead investigator. Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor on the part of driver ANTONIO LUZ. Safety restraint use information is not available at this time.
OSP is assisting by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Fire Rescue, Sheridan Fire District, West Valley Fire District, and ODOT. The highway was blocked in both directions for several hours.
Kenneth W. Hayes Facing DUII & Other Charges Following Injury Traffic Crash – Highway 58 east of Pleasant Hill – 01/17/13
An Oakridge-area man is facing DUII and other charges following a Wednesday night two-vehicle injury crash along Highway 58 east of Pleasant Hill. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.
On January 16, 2013 at approximately 7:59 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban driven by KENNETH W. HAYES, age 68, from Oakridge, was eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 11 when it traveled across the centerline and collided head-on with a 2001 Peterbuilt truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with lettuce.
HAYES and the truck’s operator, WILFRIDO GOMEZ, age 52, from San Bernardino, California, were transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield with non-life threatening injuries. GOMEZ was driving for California Produce. No lettuce spilled as a result of the crash.
OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office responded and the initial investigation led OSP to cite HAYES to appear in Lane County Circuit Court for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Trooper Todd Cutsforth is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by fire departments from Springfield, Lowell, Pleasant Hill and Dexter. ODOT also responded to assist as the highway was blocked in both directions for about one hour.
John C. Stevens charged with DUI in crash on Interstate 5 in Salem – 01/15/13
A Keizer man is facing DUII and Reckless Driving charges after being cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an early Tuesday morning injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Salem area. Troopers said this was the second DUII-involved crash investigated at the same location in consecutive nights.
On January 15, 2013 at approximately 12:03 a.m., a 2002 Lexus four-door driven by JOHN C. STEVENS, age 32, from Keizer, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 257 in the right hand lane when it crashed into the back of a moving commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer. The Lexus was briefly lodged underneath the back of the semi-trailer as they continued northbound for a short distance before pulling onto the right shoulder. The Lexus dislodged from under the back of the trailer and stopped on its own on the shoulder.
STEVENS was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was cited by OSP to appear in Marion County Circuit Court for DUII and Reckless Driving.
The truck’s driver was not injured.
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office responded and investigated the crash. Trooper Michael Lacer is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Salem Fire Department, Rural & Metro Ambulance Service, and ODOT. One northbound lane was blocked about 90 minutes.
Photograph – Oregon State Police
Mental Patient and DUI Driver Appeared at Fatal Crash Scene on Interstate 5
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday evening’s single vehicle rollover crash along Interstate 5 in the Albany area that resulted in the death of an 8-year old boy and serious injuries to his 13-year old brother. The names and other information related to this fatal traffic crash along with two unrelated incidents that occurred while officers were on scene are released in this update.
On January 13, 2013 at approximately 6:50 p.m., a 2000 Dodge Durango with six occupants was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 235. For an unconfirmed reason, it traveled into the center median where it rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its side in the southbound lanes.
The vehicle was occupied by driver, WILLEVALDO GUZMAN-CRUZ, age 53, from Keizer, his wife, EVANGELICA GUZMAN-ARANGO, age 37, and their four male children ages 17, 15, 13, and 8. The 8-year old boy, YONIC GUZMAN-ARANGO, was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. His 13-year old brother, MATEO GUZMAN, was seriously injured and transported by ambulance first to Albany General Hospital and then transferred to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis.
The driver and three remaining passengers were injured but not transported. The survivors were all using safety restraints. Use by the victim is pending confirmation through the ongoing investigation.
OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Trooper Ian McKay is the lead investigator. A tire malfunction may have been a factor pending confirmation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Albany Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Albany Fire & Medical, and ODOT. The southbound lanes were blocked about 3 hours as traffic used the right shoulder to drive past the scene. One lane was utilized for northbound traffic.
Two unrelated incidents occurred while OSP was on scene investigating the crash requiring law enforcement action.
At approximately 8:41 p.m., a citizen reported a possible DUII driver vehicle southbound near milepost 242. An OSP sergeant and trooper at the scene of the crash and saw the 1997 Lincoln Town Car displaying Oregon license plates and stopped it south of the crash scene. Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the car’s driver, GLENN C. SCHREIBER, age 54, from Shelton, Washington, for DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.
At approximately 10:10 p.m., troopers spotted a 2000 Toyota Camry stopped in the northbound traffic lane next to the crash scene and contacted the 39-year old male driver who refused to talk. Medics responded to the scene and medically cleared the driver. OSP took the driver into custody and transported him to Albany General Hospital where he was later released to the Linn County Mental Health Department for a mental evaluation.
Photograph Source: Oregon State Police