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A Dallesport man was injured in a one-vehicle accident on June 28, 2011, at approximately 6:42 p.m. The accident occurred on State Route 142 near milepost 11.

According to the report, Michael Sampson, 25, Dallesport, was driving his 1991 Honda Accord westbound on SR 142. The vehicle left the roadway to the northwest, overturned and came to rest on its wheels.

Sampson suffered head and lower extremity trauma. He was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver.

Investigation into the accident is continuing.

Six people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on July 2, 2011, at approximately 5:42 p.m. The accident occurred on SR 14 at milepost 46, 1.5 miles east of Stevenson.

According to the report, a 1998 Dodge Caravan driven by Edward C. Bennett, 18, Nevada City, Calif., was traveling westbound. A 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by Brenda J. Duggan, 39, Goldendale, and a 2003 Ford F150 pickup, driven by Virgil A. Janes, 56, Edgewood, were both traveling eastbound.

The Dodge Caravan crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane, striking the left front corner of the Passat. The Caravan continued westbound in the eastbound lane, colliding head-on with the Ford pickup.

Bennett suffered head trauma and was taken by Life Flight to Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver. Passengers in the Caravan -- Kevin M. Hamabota, 17, Pacific Grove, Calif., and Giyawn L. Grabowski, 32, Nevada City, Calif. -- were both transported to SWWMC as a precaution.

Duggan suffered a fractured back and was transported by aid to Skyline Hospital in White Salmon. Lydia J. Duggan, a passenger in the Passat, had shoulder pain and was also transported by aid to Skyline.

Janes was taken to Skyline as a precautionary transport.

Investigation into the accident is continuing.



The Klickitat County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing person.

Thomas Ray Bowen, a 49-year-old man from Murdock, was last seen near his residence on the evening of June 25.

Bowen disappeared under suspicious circumstances and KCSO is actively investigating the case.

Bowen is described as a white male, 6-feet tall, 200 pounds, brown eyes, gray hair.

Anyone with information regarding Mr. Bowen can call the KCSO dispatch ceNter at 773-4545 and ask for Sgt. Erik Anderson or detective Robert Bianchi.



Five members of Eugene-area family were injured Friday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover traffic crash along Interstate 84 about three miles east of Troutdale.

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to OSP Trooper Mike Reel, on July 1, 2011, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by Kristin Estlick, 34, Eugene, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 20. A witness told OSP that it appeared one of the vehicle's tires blew out prior to Estlick losing control. The vehicle traveled off the right shoulder and rolled before coming to rest on its wheels about three feet from the railroad tracks.

Estlick, her husband and three children ages 13 years, 11 years, and 18 months were all transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

All occupants were using safety restraints and the child was in a child safety seat.

Railroad traffic was halted during the response and vehicle removal. Eastbound traffic was limited to one lane for an hour.


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