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Report for Klickitat County and OSP



At about 9:19 p.m. on Oct. 27, KCSO's 911 center dispatched emergency responders to a two-vehicle collision near milepost 4 on Bickleton Highway near Goldendale.

Two vehicles collided head-on in the incident, a Ford Escort and a Nissan Altima.

The driver of the Escort, 26-year-old Charles Browning of Goldendale, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Escort, 28-year-old Scott Holcomb of Goldendale, was also pronounced dead at the scene. Twenty-three-year-old Lynise Browning of Goldendale and two small children were additional passengers in the Escort. They were treated for various types of injuries.

The driver of the Altima, 67-year-old Terrie Hardie of Goldendale, was transported by Life Flight with serious injuries.

KCSO deputies, assisted by the Washington State Patrol, are continuing the investigation.

The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance from the public in identifying a rape suspect.

On Aug. 24, 2009, a woman was working in an orchard in the Alderdale area, when she was attacked by two men. The men attempted to sexually assault the woman, though she successfully fought them off and they fled the scene.

Both suspects are described as Hispanic males in their mid-20s and were seen in a small black import car. A sketch showing one of the suspects can be found at:

Anyone with information is asked to contact KCSO Deputy Randy Wells at 773-4545 or email



Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday evening's two vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a The Dalles-area woman and injuries to a second person.

According to OSP Sergeant Julie Wilcox, on Nov. 1, 2009, at approximately 8:35 p.m. a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by Diana Mary Graves, 37, The Dalles, was westbound on Bret Clodfelter Way approaching the intersection with Highway 197 at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the rear of a stopped westbound 2005 Toyota 4Runner. The impact forced both vehicles across Highway 197 until they stopped on the west side near Lone Pine Drive.

OSP troopers and paramedics found Graves unresponsive and initiated CPR until she was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was not using safety restraints.

The driver of the Toyota 4Runner, Katherine Ann Jindrich, 29, La Grande, Ore., was using safety restraints and received minor injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where she was treated and released.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation. Alcohol and speed are possible contributing factors.

Wasco County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department, Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue and ODOT assisted at the scene. Highway 197 was closed about three hours.


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