OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Oregon State Police say on March 28 at 10:26 a.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 58 near milepost 45 east of Oakridge. The investigation revealed a gold 1999 Honda Accord traveling westbound crossed over into the eastbound lane, colliding with a white 2014 Honda Accord. The gold Honda went down an embankment.
The white 2014 Honda Accord was driven by 73-year-old Charles Kuykendall, accompanied by 74-year-old passenger Patricia Kuykendall, both from Gig Harbor, Washington. Mrs. Kuykendall was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Kuykendall was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
The gold 1999 Honda Accord was driven by 36-year-old Billyroy Durham, accompanied by 38-year-old Tuesday Durham from Phoenix, Arizona. They were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
One lane of Highway 58 was closed for about 2 hours.
As a result of the investigation, Mr. Durham is expected to be charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Driving, and DUII- Controlled Substances.