April 2, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Photograph link valid 30 days - Source: Marion County Sheriff's Office
One person was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) Tuesday afternoon following a crash on an Interstate 5 off ramp about fourteen miles north of Eugene while attempting to elude Oregon State Police (OSP) for approximately 40 miles. There were no reported injuries in the crash and the suspect was lodged Tuesday night in Marion County Jail on several charges.
On April 2, 2013 at approximately 4:21 p.m., OSP received a driving complaint about a 1992 BMW displaying Washington license plates southbound on Interstate 5 near Woodburn. An OSP trooper spotted the vehicle in the Salem area and attempted to stop it near milepost 250. The driver failed to yield and attempted to elude at speeds in excess of 100 mph in a reckless manner while passing other vehicles on both shoulders. As troopers maintained visual on the vehicle, additional officers from OSP, Linn County Sheriff's Office and Lane County Sheriff's Office moved into position to help stop it. While eluding officers, the driver avoided one attempt by police to deploy spike strips and continued southbound.
At approximately 5:05 p.m., the vehicle took exit 209. At the top of the off ramp, the BMW disobeyed a stop sign and the driver lost control as it tried to turn westbound on Diamond Hill Road. The BMW crashed head-on with another vehicle traveling eastbound on Diamond Hill Road.
The driver of the other involved vehicle was not injured. His name is not available for this release.
The BMW's driver was arrested by OSP troopers. He was identified as KAMERON MICHAEL PAYNE, age 32, from McCleary, Washington. PAYNE was accompanied by a 3-year old boy tentatively identified as his son. The boy was seated in a child safety seat positioned in the right rear seating area. OSP contacted Department of Human Services who responded to the scene and took protective custody of the child.
PAYNE was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (2 counts)
He was also cited by OSP for Exceeding the Posted Speed in Excess of 100 mph to wit: 120 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
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