A construction flagger was seriously injured in a Monday
morning crash on Highway 101 about five miles south of Warrenton. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers from the
Astoria Area Command are continuing the investigation.
On April 29, 2013 at 10:25 a.m. a red Suzuki Wagon driven
by THOMAS CHATTERTON, age 76, from Seaside, was northbound on Highway 101 near
milepost 14 entering an active construction zone controlled by flaggers.
A construction flagger, TAMMY COCHEN, age 47, from Sandy,
was standing near the northbound lane at the beginning of the construction
zone. COCHEN had just displayed the stop
sign for northbound traffic when she was sideswiped by CHATTERTON'S
COCHEN received serious injuries and was transported by
ground ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.
CHATTERTON was cited by (OSP) troopers for Disobeying a
Traffic Control Device. CHATTERTON was
wearing safety restraints.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Oregon Department of
Transportation (ODOT) and Medix Ambulance.
There are no photographs available for this release.
Contact Info: Lt. Steve Mitchell
Oregon State Police
University Area Command