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State Police Respond To Crashes

On 05/24/2023 at approximately 8:47 am, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 101 at NE 52nd St in Newport. Investigation showed the driver of a black Jeep Grand Cherokee, identified as 27-year old Cristian D. Estrada Barrios of Newport ran a red light and hit a gray Dodge Grand Caravan in the driver's side door. Mr. Estrada Barrios reportedly admitted to being on his phone and was cited for multiple violations. The driver and passenger the Jeep were taken by Newport Fire to Samaritan Pacific Communities hospital.

On 5/26/23 State Police Trooper Nathman responded to a single vehicle crash when, for on Highway 101 near East Devils Lake Road. For unknown reasons, the driver of a Toyota left the roadway and came to an uncontrolled rest on its passenger side while traveling northbound. The driver was no longer on scene. Through an investigation the driver was located and identified as 23-year old Jeffrey A. Culley of Boise Idaho. When contacted it was determined that he was intoxicated, but he reportedly claimed to have been drinking after the crash. Culley was arrested for reckless driving and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.

On 05/25/2023 at approximately 6:20 am, a single vehicle collision occurred on Highway

18 at milepost 7. The reporting party called in a driving complaint and saw the driver of a silver Lexus drive off the road into a ditch. The driver of the Lexus was uninjured, and the road was cleared of debris but the car was towed later that day. Then around 9:45 am a two-vehicle collision occurred at the same location on Highway 18. The driver of a red Toyota Prius, slowed considerably to look at the car in the ditch at the same location. A blue Honda Odyssey, failed to stop in time and collided with the back of the Toyota. No injuries were reported on scene. The driver of the Toyota was warned for impeding traffic. The driver of the Honda was warned for following too closely.

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