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Michael D. Cirillo, 34, Carson, was not injured when he was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Jan. 20, 2012, at approximately 7:30 a.m. The accident occurred on State Route 14 at milepost 54, nine miles east of Stevenson.

According to the report, Cirillo was driving his 2008 Chevy pickup eastbound on SR 14 when it slid off the roadway. The pickup then struck a retaining wall on the right shoulder. The pickup then flipped over the retaining wall and landed on the adjacent railroad tracks.

Peggy R. Keith, 50, was injured in a one-vehicle accident on SR 14 at milepost 37, in the city limits of North Bonneville. The accident occurred on Jan. 23, 2012, at approximately 7:10 a.m.

According to the report, Keith, (address unknown), was driving her 1998 Chevy Blazer eastbound on SR 14, rounding a gradual curve to the right. The surface on SR 14 was covered with black ice. The vehicle crossed the center line into the oncoming westbound lane and shoulder. The vehicle overturned as it entered the drainage ditch, coming to rest on its roof.

Keith suffer sore shoulders and neck. She was taken from the scene by ambulance.

A 53-year-old Dayton woman was injured following a one-vehicle accident on SR 142, at milepost 6. The accident occurred on Jan. 17, 2012, at approximately 9 a.m.

According to the report, Annette M. Phillips, Dayton, was driving her 1998 Chevy van westbound on SR 142. The surface of the roadway was snow and slush covered. Rounding a curve to the left, the vehicle began to rotate counterclockwise, crossing the oncoming lane and exiting the roadway before striking an embankment and overturning onto its passenger side.

Phillips suffered bank injury and was transported by ambulance to Hood River hospital.

She was charged with speeding too fast for conditions.



The Hood River County School District bus driver rescued Tuesday afternoon after a bus slid and trapped her while she was outside of it on the side of Highway 35 near the Odell Junction is in fair condition at a Portland area hospital.

Oregon State Police (OSP) and Hood River County Sheriffs Office are continuing the investigation

On Jan. 17, 2012, at approximately 3 p.m. Hood River County School District bus driver Meridith A. Cole, 38, was transporting four students northbound on Highway 35 when she pulled the bus onto the shoulder near milepost 94 to inspect a possible broken tire chain. While outside the bus, it slid sideways trapping her face down in the snow underneath the door.

Hood River County Sheriffs Office, Odell Fire Department and OSP troopers responded to the scene. With the assistance of a Hood River Towing tow truck traveling through the area on another call, emergency personnel raised the bus off Cole and removed her. She was trapped for about 50 minutes.

COLE was initially transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. She was later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where she was listed in fair condition on Jan. 18.

According to Hood River County School District, the children were picked up from the scene and taken to Mid Valley Elementary where their parents were contacted. They were not injured.


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