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A The Dalles man was injured in a two-vehicle accident on June 30, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. The accident occurred on State Route 14 at milepost 98, 15 miles southwest of Goldendale.

According to the report, Dennis N. McQuiston, 62, Yakima, was driving his 2003 Peterbilt semi westbound on SR 14. He entered the oncoming lane to pass a log truck. Adam B. Tischner, 29, The Dalles, was driving his 2001 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on SR 14, entering a curve. Upon observing the motorcycle in the eastbound lane, McQuiston braked, causing his semi trailer to slide onto the eastbound shoulder. Tischner attempted to evade the trailer, but was limited by guardrail and embankment. The trailer struck the motorcycle on the eastbound shoulder. Tischner was knocked to the pavement, slid across the flared shoulder and into the guardrail.

Tischner suffered a fractured left leg. He was transported to Mid Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and then airlifted to OHSU. McQuiston was not hurt.

Charges in the accident are pending.

A Prosser man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on July 4, 2010, at approximately 9:07 p.m. The accident occurred on SR 14 at milepost 146, 56 miles southeast of Goldendale.

According to the report, Luis E. Macias, 33, Prosser was driving his 2007 GMC eastbound on SR 14. The vehicle traveled off the eastbound shoulder, rolled and came to rest on its wheels.

Macias, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.



On Saturday, July 3, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the body of Jordan Jaco, 26, from Stevenson, was located in the Columbia River across from Rooster Rock State Park by a recreational boater.

Jaco had been missing since Friday, June 25, when he disappeared after falling from a one man raft near the boat launch at the Port of Skamania County in Stevenson. He was not wearing a personal flotation device.

Jaco's body was recovered by the Multnomah County and Skamania County Sheriff's Office marine units.

On Sunday, July 4, at approximately 1:30 P.M., a Carson man was severely injured when a home-made cannon exploded while he was working on it at his residence.

Raymond Lueders, 42, was flown by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital in Portland with life threatening injuries.

Lueders' current status is unknown at this time.

The Portland Police Department Bomb Disposal Unit responded at the request of the Skamania County Sheriff's Office to dispose of a suspected homemade explosive device located in the vicinity.


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