Portland, OR – Mikhail Ermolenko Killed in Drunk Driving Crash on Highway 226 near MM 21Oregon Legal News
Portland, OR (July 18, 2022) – A motor vehicle crash involving a drunk driver has claimed one person’s life while leading to the arrest of a second person. On July 16, the Oregon State Police responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 226.
Reports from authorities show that just before 6:30 p.m., 24-year-old Oksana Titarenko was driving south on Highway 226 and a gray infinity when she lost control of her vehicle and veered onto the right shoulder near mile marker 21. The vehicle then overcorrected and crossed into the northbound lane. The vehicle then rolled over multiple times and ejected the passenger from the vehicle.
The passenger, 30-year-old Mikhail Ermolenko, suffered severe injuries as a result of the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced Ermolenko deceased.
Titarenko was transported to a local hospital, where it was determined that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was then arrested and charged with 2nd° manslaughter.
The crash is under investigation at this time by the Oregon State Police.
Would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mikhail Ermolenko at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon
Every state in the United States strictly forbids people from entering the roadways while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, the majority of motor vehicle accidents that we see in our state involve drivers who are drunk or impaired.
Unfortunately, the motor vehicle accidents that we see in our state that result in fatal injuries often involve alcohol, speeding, or not wearing seatbelts. When innocent people are killed in crashes with impaired drivers, their families are often forced to deal with overwhelming mental and financial consequences.
Surviving family members in Oregon have the ability to pursue a wrongful death claim against the negligent driver. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Portland can help your family secure the compensation that you need and deserve following a fatal drunk driving accident.
Our compassionate Portland car accident lawyers at Kivel & Howard understand that nothing can replace your loved one. However, we hope to be able to help you find consolation and get justice by providing you with answers to your question and helping you make a financial recovery.
Our devoted and skilled legal team at Kivel & Howard can help guide you throughout the legal process. We will help you pursue a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for your loved one’s passing.
Our lawyers can help you obtain financial compensation through a wrongful death claim to help cover the costs of funeral and medical expenses, lost earning capacity, loss of companionship, and other losses resulting from the accident.
You can reach out to our Oregon personal injury law firm by calling (503) 796-0909 and (503) 802-4800 today to schedule a free consultation. Our dedicated, tenacious wrongful death attorneys are available to take your call to get started.
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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.