October 26, 2013

The ongoing investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) into the cause of an early Friday morning fatal traffic crash indicates the victim driver disobeyed a stop signal at the intersection of Highway 99W and Highway 36 near Junction City. One person died, one person was seriously injured, and a third person received minor injuries.

On October 25, 2013 at approximately 6:40 a.m., a Dodge Caravan driven by BRIAN D. COLE, age 43, from Sandy, Oregon, was southbound on Highway 99W entering the intersection with Highway 36 on a green light when it was involved in a collision with an Acura Integra occupied by two people. The Acura was traveling eastbound on Highway 36 and failed to stop for a red stop signal when it was struck in the driver side by the Dodge Caravan.

COLE was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The Acura's 55-year old male driver, JAMES CHARLES RICHMOND, and 55-year old wife/passenger, BARBARA M. RICHMOND, both from Coos Bay, were transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. JAMES RICHMOND was pronounced deceased at the hospital. BARBARA RICHMOND is being treated for serious injuries.

All three involved people were using safety restraints.

Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

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