An investigation primarily supervised by troopers of the Oregon State Police resulted in the arrest of Barnett and the subsequent filing of an Information charging her with First Degree Manslaughter, Second Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Felony Strangulation, two counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Motorist involving death or injury (commonly referred to a felony Hit and Run) and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.
DIRIENZO continued to punch the trooper in the face while trying to disarm him. The trooper managed to defend himself by punching DIRIENZO back who let go of the trooper’s rifle.
Volgardsen was driving a rented 2016 Dodge Charger that authorities say was traveling well over 100 mph just before it veered off the road and crashed into a utility pole in the early morning hours of Nov. 25 on Washburn Lane, west of Junction City. His lone passenger, the 29-year-old Barnett, was killed in the wreck.