October 26, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
On October 25, 2012 at approximately 12:57 p.m., a 1995 Ford Escort four door driven by CATHERINE ANDERSON, age 70, from Troutdale, was eastbound on Central Vale Drive approaching Highway 35. According to witnesses, the Ford slowed but didn't stop at a stop sign before crossing two southbound lanes to turn left (northbound) when it was struck in the driver's side by a southbound 2012 Volvo four door driven by GARY LATULIPPE, age 64, from Red Lion, Pennsylvania.
ANDERSON was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her passenger, SALLY ANN SIEH, age 53, from Gresham, was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.
LATULIPPE and passenger HAROLD ANSTINE, age 69, from York, Pennsylvania, received minor injuries. LATULIPPE was transported by ambulance to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital. ANSTINE was not transported from the scene but believed to have been taken by a private party to the hospital. Both were using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Matthew Zistel is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Wyeast Fire District, Hood River Ambulance, and ODOT. The highway was closed about 3 hours during the incident response and investigation.