Portland, OR – Kristi Rose & James Esch Lose Lives in MVA on Highway 126

Portland, OR – Kristi Rose & James Esch Lose Lives in MVA on Highway 126

Portland, OR – Kristi Rose & James Esch Lose Lives in MVA on Highway 126

Portland, OR (April 4, 2022) – A head-on collision reported in Lane County on Friday evening, April 1, claimed the lives of two victims. Just after 10 p.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on Highway 126.

Reports provided by the Oregon State Police show that 54-year-old Kristi Rose was driving a black Chrysler 300 on Highway 126 when her vehicle collided head-on with a white Ford Explorer.

The driver of the Ford, 54-year-old Linda Coy, was seriously injured in the accident. She was transported to a local hospital for medical care.

Rose and her passenger, 74-year-old James Esch, were fatally injured due to the accident. The two victims were declared deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Linda Coy at this time. We hope for her full recovery.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Kristi Rose and James Esch. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon

Portland, OR – Kristi Rose & James Esch Lose Lives in MVA on Highway 126Every year, motor vehicle accidents throughout our state leave tens of thousands of people with life-altering injuries. Although we want to believe that everyone is able to overcome their injuries, this is not always the case. Regrettably, there are many instances where people succumb to their injuries. In fact, around 500 people lose their lives each year in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Oregon.

Regrettably, around 80% of vehicle collisions are a result of driver action. When drivers are distracted, impaired, or engage in reckless behaviors while operating their vehicles, they are likely to cause accidents with overwhelming consequences. Not only are bereaved families forced to endure the emotional challenges of losing a loved one, but they are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral expenses, tackle burial costs, and move forward without an income they have grown to depend on.

When victims lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the legal guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Portland as soon as possible. Working with a reputable and responsive legal team is a family’s best bet for recovering.

Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers

The Portland car accident attorneys at Kivel & Howard have decades of experience helping bereaved families recover after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one. Our team provides competent and effective legal representation while helping our clients navigate the complex legal system throughout the duration of their claims. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind as we put together the strongest legal claim possible to present their case and fight to get them the justice they deserve.

We put together solid cases on behalf of families to ensure they are in the best position possible. If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Oregon at your earliest convenience. Our team can be reached at (503) 796-0909 or (503) 802-4800. We are available to meet with you and discuss legal options available to help you recover. Don’t wait. Call us today to see how we can help you.

Note:  We utilize several outside sources when creating this accident news post for Kivel & Howard.  Our sources include news and media outlets, state and local police incident reports as well as statements taken from individuals who have witnessed the accident.  Because of this, the facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing staff.  If you find any information that is inaccurate in our story, let us know and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  We will remove this post from our site upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are written with the intent to provide Oregonians with overall driving and safety information in an effort to reduce the number of serious accidents that take place on our roads and highways. These posts are not intended to provide medical or legal advice of any kind. The photograph used in this story is not representative of the actual accident scene.

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