Saturday, May 4, 2013

Criminal Record Checks?

Posted: May 4th, 2013 11:23 AM

On May 3, 2013 at 11:35 p.m. Oregon State Police Troopers from the Central Point Area Command responded to the scene of a fatal motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles. One of the vehicle was traveling the wrong direction - northbound in the southbound lanes.

Investigation at the scene showed that a 2003 Pontiac Vibe driven by Derek MASSEY, age 41 of Talent, Oregon alone in his vehicle, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when he collided head on into a 2006 Ford Expedition driven by Ryan Thompson, age 36 of French Gulch, CA, who was also alone in his vehicle.

Thompson sustained non-life threatening injuries and MASSEY was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. MASSEY'S next of kin has been notified.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The investigation into the cause of a single motor vehicle crash, which resulted in the death of the vehicle's driver and the critical injury to the passenger along Interstate 5 northbound at MP 248 in Marion County, Oregon is continuing.

Next of kin notification for the deceased is pending.

Investigation at the scene of the crash revealed that at 3:05 p.m. the vehicle - a silver 2003 Ford pick up driven by the decedent - was originally southbound on Enchanted Way (a State Highway, which is adjacent to the northbound lanes of Interstate 5) at a high rate of speed, when the driver of the Ford pickup passed a slower vehicle headed in the same direction.  The Ford pickup driven by the decedent entered the gravel shoulder where the driver lost control and entered the grass median between Enchanted Way and I-5. Here the vehicle rolled several times before it came to rest against the general concrete barrier next to the northbound lanes of I-5.

The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene and the passenger was taken to a local hospital. It is unknown at this time if the occupants were using safety restraints.  

Upon completion of the next of kin notification, the identities of the driver and passenger will be released.