Linn County, OR – Chloe Richmond, Skye Huskey, Jessica Petrime & Travis Longo Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 226Oregon Legal News
Linn County, OR (February 3, 2023) – Four people have died as a result of a traffic crash that took place in Linn County on Monday evening, January 30.
The Oregon State Police was dispatched to provide help at the scene of a crash on Highway 226.
According to authorities, a vehicle was traveling at a speed of over 100 miles per hour while navigating Highway 226 during the evening hours. As the Hyundai Elantra traveled through a curved area on the highway, it crossed over the center line and struck a Kia Sorrento head-on.
The impact of the collision caused the Hyundai to roll over and come to a stop on its roof.
Four people involved in the crash were fatally injured. The victims were identified as 20-year-old Travis Longo, 18-year-old Chloe Richmond, 18-year-old Skye Huskey, and 29-year-old Jessica Petrime.
An 8-month-old suffered injuries in the crash and was transported to Lebanon Community Hospital for emergency care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Oregon State police.
We hope the young child injured as a result of this accident recovers quickly.
We offer our condolences to the families of Travis Longo, Chloe Richmond, Skye Huskey, and Jessica Petrime.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Losing a loved one as a result of another person’s recklessness and carelessness can be incredibly devastating. Regrettably, hundreds of people die as a result of car crashes that take place in our state every year. Far too often, these fatal accidents can be attributed to negligence. One of the most common factors in fatal crashes that we see here in Oregon is speeding.
When drivers are traveling at too high of a speed, they are less likely to be able to come to a complete stop in order to avoid a collision. Regrettably, traveling around curved roadways can be incredibly difficult as well. Drivers who are speeding along these areas of the road are likely to drift into oncoming lanes of travel and strike other vehicles.
Although any type of collision has the potential to cause serious and fatal injuries, when speeding is involved, the chances of significant injuries are dramatically increased.
If your loved one has died as a result of a car crash that involved a speeding driver, your family can take legal action. A wrongful death lawyer in Linn County can help your family seek compensation for some of the damages that you face. This can include funeral costs, burial expenses, lost earning capacity, and more. You must seek legal guidance as soon as possible to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice and protecting your legal rights.
At Kivel & Howard, we understand how difficult filing for a wrongful death claim can be and strive to provide families with the legal guidance they need during these very difficult times. Our lawyers are committed to helping our clients protect their legal rights and fight for fair compensation on their behalf. We will do everything in our power to ensure that the person who took the life of your loved one is held accountable. Schedule a free consultation with our Oregon personal injury lawyers at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800 to get started on your case.