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Driver dies after single vehicle semi truck crash on Interstate 82 – Umatilla County (Photo)

On Friday, April 12, 2019, at approximately 9:40 P.M.. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle commercial motor vehicle collision on Interstate 82 near milepost 10.

The preliminary investigation revealed a commercial motor vehicle was eastbound on Interstate 82 when it left the roadway and overturned. 

The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The passenger was transported by Life Flight to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, WA.

Interstate 82 was closed for approximately 5 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla County Fire Department, Life Flight, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Stanfield Police Department, and ODOT.

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Suspected Lake County Child Abusers arrested in Indiana

In January 2019, Oregon State Police Detectives began an investigation into reported abuse of two young boys living in the town of New Pine Creek, Oregon, located in southern Lake County near the California border.

The boys were assessed at Klamath-Lake CARES (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services) where they disclosed extensive physical abuse and being forced to ingest marijuana.

The Lake County District Attorneys's Office brought the charges before a Grand Jury and warrants for the arrest of Shawn Michael Fortune (26) and Jamie Baust (31) of Lake County were issued for Causing another person to ingest a controlled substance, Criminal Mistreatment First Degree,  Assault Third Degree,  Assault Fourth Degree, and Unlawful Use of an Electrical Stun Gun, Tear Gas or Mace.

Fortune and Baust fled Lake County and the state of Oregon prior to being apprehended on the listed charges.  

OSP Detectives enlisted the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service – Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force.  The U.S Marshals Service located Fortune and Baust in South Bend, Indiana.

On April 4, 2019, the South Bend Indiana U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located Fortune and Baust and took them into custody without incident. They will be held in Indiana until they can be extradited to Oregon.

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Death Investigation – Jackson County

On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the Medford Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was contacted by the Phoenix Police Department after human remains were discovered at 510 Pine Street in Phoenix, Oregon. Oregon State Police investigators were as... Keep Reading

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 101 – Coos County (Photo)

On Thursday, March 28, 2019 at approximately 11:20 AM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 230.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2007 Honda Accord, operated by Jessie Fisher (37) of Garabaldi, was southbound on Hwy 101 when she crossed the centerline and struck a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT PU, operated by Brandon Blair (40) of Spokane, WA.

Fisher was transported to Bay Area Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Blair was transported to Bay Area Hospital with injuries.

There were two dogs in Fisher's vehicle.  One was transported by a good samaritan to a local veterinary clinic.  The second dog was last seen running from the scene and has not been located.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Coos County Sheriffs' Office, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw Indian Tribe Police, Coos County Animal Control, Hauser Fire Department, North Bay Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.

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Bend area resident dies as a result of a rollover crash east of Sisters. (Deschutes County) (Photo)

On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at approximately 8:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 20 near Fryrear Road, located between Sisters and Bend.  

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2001 Nissan Pathfinder, operated by 25 year old Bend resident Tyler Wright and sole occupant, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near Fryrear Road.  For unknown reasons, Wright crossed over the oncoming lane and impacted a power pole, coming to a rest on its top.  

Wright sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 20 was closed for approximately 5 hours.  Power and utilities continue to be out for the local residents of this area and efforts are being made to restore those services. 

Oregon State Police Troopers were assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters Rural Fire, Bend Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

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Update Names Released – Armed Robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, and one person dies – Marion County (Photo)

The operator of the vehicle that sustained fatal injuries is being identified as Amber Mosey (30) of St. Helens, OR

Passengers are identified as Carmen Lewis (31) of Eugene and Christopher Arrington (35) of Portland.

No further information is available for release at this time.


On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:21 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers located a vehicle reported stolen from Eugene on Interstate 5 in the Albany area.  The vehicle and the occupants were also of interest in multiple armed robberies in the Eugene area. 

Troopers attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle attempted to elude.  The vehicle lost control on Hochspeier Road near the intersection of Hwy 164 (Jefferson Highway) milepost 1 just north of the City of Jefferson and rolled several times. 

One occupant of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Two other occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries. 

A criminal investigation continues into the occupants of the vehicle for multiple armed robberies by the Eugene Police Department. 

The single vehicle crash is being investigated by Marion County Sheriff's Office with a crash reconstruction team made up of OSP, Marion County S.O. and Keizer Police Department. 

Media inquiries regarding the Eugene Police criminal investigation contact the Eugene PD PIO at 541-682-5124 or 541-682-5197. 

Media inquires regarding the crash investigation in Marion County contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office PIO at 503-584-6276.

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Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 140 – Klamath County

On Monday, March 19, 2019, at approximately 3:54 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140 and the intersection of Bliss Rd.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a  Ford Ranger PU, operated by Chelsea Ridenour (29) of Malin, was traveling on Bliss Rd. and failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy 140.  A Ford Explorer was traveling on Hwy 140, operated by Frederic Rouviere (59) of Bly, and a collision occurred.

Rouviere sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ridenour and her juvenile male passenger were transported to the hospital with injuries.

Cynthia Schmidt (59) of Bly, passenger in the Explorer, was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire, and Air Link.

Investigation is continuing.

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UPDATE – Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 – Jackson County (Photo)

The driver is identified as Kevin Majoros (24) of Central Point. ******************************************************************************************************************* On Monday, March 18, 2019 at approximately 12:18 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99 near milepost 10. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1987 Toyota pickup truck failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road, and came to rest in Birdseye Creek.  The male driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. OSP was assisted by Rogue River Fire District, Rogue River PD, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT. Keep Reading

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Update: Fatal Vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 99W and Airlie Road- Polk County (Photo)

Update: Corrected Date of March 16, 2019


On March 16, 2019, OSP investigated a fatal crash involving 2 vehicles in the intersectoin of Hwy 99W and Airlie Road. 

A white 2017 Toyota Camry driven by Kayla Marie Carter, 30-years-old, was eastbound on Airlie Road approaching the stop sign at Hwy 99W, when for unknown reasons the driver did not stop at the stop sign.  A blue 2006 Subaru Legacy, driven by Jessica Renee Cornett, 21-years-old, was traveling northbound on Hwy 99W, when she struck the Camry. 

The 13-year-old passenger of the Camry was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigion is still on-going.

OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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UPDATE #2 -Death Investigation – Interstate 5 near exit 123 – Douglas County

The victim in this case has been identified as Edward Lanier (53) of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.


Oregon State Police is requesting that anyone who may have seen an altercation between the victim vehicle, a beige 1992 Honda Accord, the suspect vehicle, a late model silver four door sedan (possibly a Ford) with no license plates, and possibly a third vehicle with no description. 

The three vehicles were observed traveling westbound on Harvard Ave. just east of I-5 and then turning onto the southbound onramp to I-5 from Harvard Ave.

Oregon State Police is asking anyone that may have observed this altercation with the three vehicles or with any information regarding this incident to contact Oregon State Police at *OSP.


On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at approximately 12:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 124.  

Witnesses reported a subject in a late model silver four door sedan, possibly a Ford, with no license plates shot a male subject in another vehicle while traveling southbound at that location.

The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The suspect vehicle continued on Interstate 5 southbound from milepost 123.

A witness described the driver of the silver car as a male in his 30's wearing a red baseball cap. 

Oregon State Police is asking anyone who sees a vehicle and subject matching that description to call 911 and do not attempt to contact as we consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

Anyone that may have witnessed the shooting or anyone with any information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Oregon State Police at - *OSP - and refer to case # SP19095157.

Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time.

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office locates vehicle that had crashed on Hwy 38 – Douglas County (Photo)

On Friday, March 8, 2019 at approximately 7:00 P.M. the Douglas County Sheriff's Office took a report of an overdue motorist.  The husband and wife, identified as Frank Braudt (76) from Canyonville and Marcia Braudt (75) from Canyonville, had left the Reedsport area, shortly afternoon 12:00 noon,  and were enroute to the Canyonville area.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office began actively searching for the couple to include the use of Douglas County Search and Rescue. 

On Saturday, March 9, 2019 at approximately 12:20 A.M. members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle on Hwy 38 near  milepost 31. The vehicle had traveled over an embankment and was out of view of passing motorists.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Elkton Fire Department, and North Douglas Ambulance extricated the couple and provided medical aid.  Despite lifesaving efforts Marcia Braudt was critically injured and was pronounced deceased. Frank Braudt was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash. 

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