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January 2016 - page 2

Two Vehicle Collision, 1 Driver Hospitalized

EUGENE, Ore. – Two vehicles collided in downtown Eugene causing damage to a nearby pizzeria and sending one person to the hospital.The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it happened at the intersection of 13th and Pearl a little after 4 p.m. The c…

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Ashland man dies while swimming in Pacific Ocean- Whaleshead Beach State Park in Curry County

An Ashland man died while swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Whaleshead Beach State Park located on Oregon’s south coast.

On January 30, 2016 at approximately 2:00 p.m. ALEXANDER HOWELL, age 23, from Ashland, was swimming in the Pacific Ocean about 75 yards from shore with a friend, ALEX SMITH, age 22, from Medford. According to witnesses, HOWELL indicated that he needed to go back to shore. Heavy surf and a strong rip current prevented the swimmers from making an easy return to shore. HOWELL and SMITH got separated in the rough waters. SMITH managed to get back to shore where two (2) other friends were waiting but HOWELL was not able to get to shore and his friends were unable to initially find him. The group called 911 and commenced a search of the shoreline and found HOWELL unresponsive on the beach. The friends performed CPR until they were relieved by emergency responders.

An OSP Patrol Sergeant from the Gold Beach Worksite responded to the scene along with local fire/EMS, Curry County Search & Rescue, US Coast Guard and Curry County Sheriff Department. HOWELL was transported to Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach for advanced life support. He was declared deceased at the hospital.

OSP learned that HOWELL attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland and is originally from Vista, California. HOWELL and SMITH were part of a group that traveled over from the Ashland area to visit the south coast.

No photographs for release.


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Fatal Crash Highway 95- Malheur County (Photo)

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing its investigation into this mornings fatal crash on Highway 95 near milepost 59 in Malheur County.

On January 30, 2016 at approximately 7:43 a.m. OSP troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to a sing…

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Cranky Curmudgeon: How much do you know about the SEC?

1. Is new UGA coach Kirby Smart’s nickname: a. ‘Get;’ b. ‘Not Too;’ c. ‘Wicked?’   2. If no one showed for a Coach Saban press conference would he: a. yell at the Coke bottle; b. yell at the Dasani…

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Fatal Crash near Warm Springs (Photo)

On January 29, 2016 at 9:00 PM a two vehicle crash occurred on US HWY 26 near milepost (MP) 93. The crash resulted in a single fatality at the scene.

The preliminary investigations indicate vehicle #1 a 2004 Ford F-250, driven by Juan Guerrero Gomez …

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