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Crews Share Remodel Plan for Bridge

11-19 Siuslaw BridgeFLORENCE, Ore. – Residents can learn more about the remodel plan in place for the Siuslaw Bridge.

Members of the team working on the project to protect, restore and improve the safety of the historic Florence bridge will explain the details of their project. It is set to begin in 2015 and expected to last for three years.

ODOT says the project won’t fully close the bridge, but will require short term single lane closures at night.

The public is invited to attend the open house from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, at the Florence City Hall.

Wildlife-Involved Collision – Interstate 5 South of Creswell

Creswell OR – Two drivers were not injured Friday night following a vehicle-wildlife collision on Interstate 5 three mile south of Creswell. Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) urge motorists to be extra alert for wildlife on or n ear our roads.

On October 3, 2014 at approximately 8:10 p.m., a 2004 Honda Accord driven by a 60-year old male was southbound in the left lane on Interstate 5 near milepost 179 when the driver saw a deer standing on the right fog line. As the driver began to slow, the deer ran across the highway were the Honda hit it head-on. A 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 33-year old female was following the Honda and struck the rear of the car.

The drivers were not injured and both cars were towed from the scene because of damage sustained in the collision. The deer was killed.

According to ODOT, over the past 10 years more than a third of the total reported vehicle-wildlife crashes occurred September – November. During this season, OSP, ODOT and ODFW urge drivers to be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near our highways. Extra vigilance is required. The following information may help reduce these incidents:

* The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity in and around roadways.
* During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by darkness and winter weather conditions.
* Be attentive at all times, but especially sunset to sunrise.
* When driving in areas that have special signs indicating the possible presence of animals/wildlife, please use extra caution because these signs are posted for a reason.
* Be extra careful in areas where there is a lot of vegetation next to the road or while going around curves. Wildlife near the road may not be visible.
* Remember that the presence of any type of animal/wildlife could also mean that others are nearby.
* When you see an animal/wildlife near or on the roadway, reduce your speed and try to stay in your lane. Many serious crashes are the result of drivers swerving to avoid wildlife or other obstacles and they crash into another vehicle or lose control of their own vehicle.
* The same advice applies for smaller wildlife like nutria or raccoons – try to stay in your lane and do not swerve for these animals. They are less dangerous to vehicles than big game animals; losing control of your vehicle is a larger concern.
* Always wear your safety belt, as even the slightest collision could result in serious injuries.

More information related to vehicle-wildlife collisions is available in a news release sent October 3 at: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/10_03_2014_wildlife_crash_reminder.aspx

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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash – Interstate 5 Near Harrisburg

Harrisburg OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s serious injury motorcycle crash that occurred at the northbound Oak Grove Rest Area on Interstate 5 near Harrisburg.

On October 3, 2014 at approximately 7:33 p.m., a motorcycle operated by EDDIE R. BATES, age 42, from Coburg, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 206 when it entered the Oak Grove Rest area at approximately 50 mph. The motorcycle struck a curb, ejecting BATES about 75 feet onto the ground.

BATES was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Harrisburg Fire Department, Eugene/Springfield Fire & EMS, and ODOT. Trooper Cale Day is the lead investigator.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash – Highway 126

Walton OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an unreported serious injury crash found Tuesday morning by an ODOT employee and OSP trooper off the side of Highway 126W about ten miles west of Veneta.

On September 16, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., an OSP trooper patrolling westbound on Highway 126W was following an ODOT employee in a truck near milepost 38. The ODOT employee radioed to the trooper about possibly seeing a tire through the roadside brush. After the trooper and ODOT employee turned around and stopped on the side of the highway, they got out and confirmed there was an overturned vehicle off the highway and it was occupied by a seriously injured unconscious man.

After calling for medical response, they started emergency medical care until relieved by personnel from Lane Fire Authority and an ambulance. LifeFlight responded to the scene and transported the seriously injured 36-year old man to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend where he is in the intensive care unit. His name is withheld pending confirmation of next of kin.

Initial investigation indicates the crash happened overnight at an unknown time as the 2001 Chevrolet Impala traveled westbound, went off the highway and rolled several times.

Recruit Trooper Candyce Fiddy is the lead investigator. Photograph(s) will be released later.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash – Interstate 84

La Grande OR -Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County. The operator and only occupant received serious injuries as a result of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a main factor in the crash.

On August 17, 2014 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a 2006 Kia Spectra operated by a 23-year old Utah man was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The Kia then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.

The injured driver was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary’s Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints. His name will be released this afternoon.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Robert Routt is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff’s Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and ODOT.

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Injury Traffic Crash – Highway 126 East of Redmond

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, are investigating a single vehicle injury traffic crash into a power pole along Highway 126 just east of Redmond. One lane is reported open for traffic while police and ODOT are at scene. The power company is enroute to repair the power pole and lines.

Preliminary information indicates on June 19, 2014 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban occupied by two adults and six children was traveling westbound on Highway 126 near milepost 4 when the driver lost control. The vehicle went off the highway and struck a power pole.  Several occupants are being transported with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP responded to the scene along with DCSO, Redmond Fire & Rescue, Crook County area ambulance, US Forest Service firefighters, and ODOT. Pacific Power & Light personnel are enroute for repairs.

No other information available at this time.

Photograph – Oregon State Police

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Fatal Traffic Crash – Highway 138 W

Elkton OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into cause of Friday morning’s single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 71-year old Elkton man.

On June 13, 2014 at approximately 7:50 a.m. a 2001 Chevrolet four-door pickup driven by DAVID CHARLES DUVICK, age 71, from Elkton, was traveling westbound on Highway 138 W near milepost 7. For an unconfirmed reason, the pickup traveled across the eastbound lane and into a ditch where it crashed at the base of a driveway. 

DUVICK was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was using safety restraints and the pickup’s airbags deployed. OSP, with the assistance of the Douglas County Medical Examiner, are looking into the possibility the victim suffered a medical emergency while driving that may have contributed to his death. 

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Robert Gorman is the lead investigator. 

OSP was assisted at the scene by Kellogg Fire Department, North Douglas County Fire & EMS, and ODOT. 

Photograph – Oregon State Police 

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Fatal Traffic Crash – Highway 22W

Salem OR – Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon’s two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 22W near Doaks Ferry Road NW west of Salem. One person was killed and three others injured, one critically. Names of the victim and critically injured driver will be released Wednesday. 

Preliminary investigation indicates on June 10, 2014 at approximately 1:00 p.m. a 2003 Buick four-door driven by an 80-year old male was traveling westbound on Highway 22W in the left lane. According to witnesses, the Buick slowed, signal a left turn and began to pull across the eastbound lanes toward a restaurant parking lot on the south side of the highway. The Buick was struck in the passenger side by a 2006 Dodge van traveling in the right eastbound lane. 

An 81-year old female passenger in the Buick was pronounced deceased at the scene. The male driver (husband) of that vehicle was critically injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital where he is in critical condition. 

The van’s driver, JUTTA WILSON, age 75, and passenger, MARVIN WILSON, age 79, from Dallas, were taken by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

All occupants were using safety restraints. 

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Fire Department, and ODOT. 

Photographs – Oregon State Police 

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