An 18-year-old was injured in a one-vehicle accident on March 7, 2010, on State Route 141 at milepost 19.2. The accident occurred at approximately 1:20 p.m.
According to the report, Chelsea E. Webberley, 18, Trout Lake, was driving her 1999 Dodge Neon north on SR 141, She fell asleep and the vehicle traveled off the northbound shoulder. The driver over-corrected and the vehicle rolled, coming to rest on its top on the southbound shoulder.
Webberley suffered neck and back injuries and was transported to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon.
A 51-year-old Portland man was injured in a motorcycle accident on SR 14 at milepost 22.8. The accident occurred on March 6, 2010, at approximately 9:17 a.m.
According to the report, Charles M. Haberbush was driving his 2007 Suzi SX7 motorcycle westbound on SR 14 in a curve to the right. Haberbush lost control of the bike in the curve, moving across the eastbound lane. The bike then went off the south side of the roadway, colliding with the concrete jersey barrier.
Haberbush was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver with broken leg and ribs, small brain bleed, ruptured spleen and punctured lung.
According to Chief Bruce Brending of the Bingen-White Salmon Police Department, on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, about 12:43 a.m., on-duty Skyline Hospital personnel reported that a woman had just deliberately run her car into the Emergency Room doors.
Sgt. Jim Andring and officer Tony Warren responded, arriving within three minutes of the call. They confirmed the doors, glass, and surrounding brick housing had been significantly damaged.
Witnesses at the hospital were able to positively identify the suspect, as several witnesses knew her. The officers went to a residence in Bingen. They located the suspect vehicle, which had damage to the right front and glass on the hood from the hospital door.
Joan I. Lamoreaux, 58, was taken into custody without incident.
Skyline Hospital maintenance personnel estimated the damage to the hospital at approximately $5,000.
Lamoreaux was arraigned in Klickitat County Superior Court on March 4, 2010, on the charges of hit and run and for malicious mischief in the first degree, a class B felony.
WSDOT crews closed SR 14 in both directions near Wishram (mile post 94) between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday morning while they righted a semi-truck that rolled off the roadway.
One lane of SR 14 was closed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. while crews recovered the truck's lost load, and motorists had minor delays.
Search operations resumed Tuesday, March 9, 2010, with approximately 30 ground searchers for a missing 24-year-old Portland woman which had been reported as missing late Saturday night to the Portland Police Bureau. Search efforts will be assisted by a US Coast Guard helicopter out of Airstation Astoria. A request has also been made for additional K9 search teams as well.
Weather continues to be a concern for authorities as they search the mountainous terrain near the Bonneville Dam within the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area.
Search efforts were focused on probable areas that could not be searched yesterday because darkness had fallen.
Kathrine Huether, 24, has not been heard from since she had sent a text message to a friend at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon. She informed him that she was at a trailhead and was going for a short hike. She further stated she would be returning home around 8 p.m. that same evening.
On Monday, there were 38 searchers currently in the field inlcuding three search and rescue dog teams and give ground search teams.
Early Friday morning, March 5, at approximately 1 a.m., a Skamania County deputy located her vehicle at the Pacific Crest trailhead at the Bonneville Dam and ran a registration check at that time. Saturday evening at approximately 9 p.m., the Skamania County deputy received notification that the vehicle registration owner she had checked the previous evening was now showing as a missing person through the Portland Police Department through a Missing Persons report they had just received.
A search was conducted in the immediate area around the vehicle and this morning searchers began an intensive search of the area.
Numerous roads and trails had been searched utilizing both ground searchers and air support from the Portland Police Air Support Unit and the Hood River County Sheriff's Office. At about 2 p.m., a hiker located a receipt showing a credit card receipt with Huether's name on it near Table Mountain. Search resources were refocused to the area and continued until darkness and weather moved in.
The Skamania County Sheriff's Office has scaled back a two day search for a missing Stevenson man. Authorities have been unable to locate 55 year old Stevenson resident Jimmie Caldwell after an extensive search which began at approximately 8 a.m. on Feb. 28.
Caldwell had reportedly gone canoeing on the Columbia River at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday. The weather was clear, the river was calm and a full moon was out. He was reported missing by his wife at 8 a.m. when he did not return.
At 10 a.m., the Skamania County Marine Patrol located Caldwell's canoe and paddle one mile down stream from where he had launched. It was unknown if Caldwell had a life jacket on.
Resources assisting with the search included a helicopter from the US Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Skamania County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol, Hood River County Sheriff's Office fixed wing aircraft, US Army Corps of Engineers, Oregon State Patrol, Intertribe, and several family and friends including two additional civilian aircraft.
Five people were injured, two seriously, in a two-vehicle traffic crash at the east end of Government Camp Loop Road's intersection with Highway 26. The crash closed Highway 26 for one hour and a detour was established using Government Camp Loop Road.
According to OSP Trooper Tyler Bechtel, on March 6, 2010 at approximately 1:10 p.m. a 2007 Subaru Impreza driven by Dale E. Barnache, 59, from southwest Portland, was attempting to turn left from Government Camp Loop Road to eastbound Highway 26 when it turned in front of an eastbound 1989 Volvo four-door driven by Ray Rademacher, 51, from Maupin, Ore. The Volvo collided with the turning Subaru.
Barnache and Rademacher both received minor injuries not requiring medical treatment. They were using safety restraints.
Three passengers in the Volvo were injured and transported. Patricia Rademacher, 49, and Jacquelyn Beverage, 26, both from Maupin, were transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) with serious injuries. Hugo Christensen, 2, was transported by AMR to OHSU with minor injuries. They were all using appropriate safety restraints.
Off duty fire personnel from Bend and Sunriver Fire Departments drove upon the scene shortly after the collision and provided initial medical treatment along with ski patrol personnel from Summit Ski Area.
Hoodland Fire Department and ODOT also responded to assist.
Barnache was cited for dangerous left turn.