Portland, OR – Richard Schleicher Killed in Truck Crash on I-84
Portland, OR (September 19, 2021) – Richard Schleicher, 24, of Stockton, Oklahoma, was identified as the man who lost his life on Thursday evening in a crash in Eastern Oregon. At around 8:15 p.m., on September 16, calls for assistance came in regarding a traffic-related incident on Interstate 84.
According to local news sources, Schleicher and two other passengers, 20-year-old Jate Frost and 21-year-old Jesse Hopper, were traveling in a Volkswagen Jetta on Interstate 84 in Umatilla County.
Schleicher sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Frost and Hopper were both seriously injured in the accident. Frost was transported via Life Flight to Kadlec Medical Center in Richland, Washington for the treatment of severe injuries. Hopper was transported to Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Richard Schleicher. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Our thoughts are with Jate Frost and Jesse Hopper. We hope for their full recovery.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Portland, Oregon
Every year, motor vehicle collisions across 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 injured parties 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.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often left to bear unimaginable mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often forced to go without a reliable source of income while having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on end-of-life arrangements. In some cases, families may have legal options available to help them recover. It is crucial that surviving family members 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 Oregon 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.
If your loved one has lost their life in a collision, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Portland 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.
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