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DUII Injury Crash on Jasper Road near Springfield

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A Springfield man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers for multiple crimes in a DUII related injury crash on Jasper Road near Springfield.

On January 31, 2014 at about 4:00 p.m., a 2004 Dodge pickup, driven by JASON GIBBS, age 29, from Springfield, was westbound on Jasper Road in the 36000 Block. A 1991 Chevrolet car, driven by CARISA STEELE, age 20, from Lowell, was westbound in front of the Dodge pickup. The Dodge pickup attempted to pass the Chevrolet car on a corner while an on-coming car was approaching. The Dodge pickup came back into the westbound lane and crashed into the Chevrolet car. The Dodge pickup rolled and came to an uncontrolled rest in the middle of Jasper Road. The Chevrolet car went off the roadway and collided with a power pole.

A passenger in the Dodge pickup, RYAN MULLINS, age 18, from Cottage Grove, was ejected during the crash. MULLINS was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart at Riverbend with critical injuries. GIBBS and STEELE were both transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart at Riverbend with minor injuries. Investigators believe that GIBBS and STEELE were wearing safety belts and that MULLINS was not.

OSP troopers contacted GIBBS at the hospital where he was subsequently arrested for DUII, two counts of Assault III, Reckless Driving, and 2 counts of Reckless Endangering.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Lane County Sheriff's Office, EPUD, and Goshen Fire Department. The road was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Photograph by OSP. 

 
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Contact Info:
Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police
541-737-0474