November 27, 2012
Lieutenant Doug Ladd
Oregon State Police - Roseburg
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Oregon State Police troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for throwing a rock from an Interstate 5 overpass just south of Rice Hill Monday night. The rock went through a vehicle's windshield, hitting the female driver in the face causing non-life threatening injuries.
On November 26, 2012 at 10:40 p.m., a 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon driven by MOLLY GRABILL, age 20, from Poway, California, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 146 approaching the Isadore Road overpass. A rock larger than a baseball came down from the overpass, smashing through the driver's side windshield and hit GRABILL in the face.
The car's passenger, CHRIS BREWER, age and residence not available, grabbed the steering wheel to control the vehicle. He was unable to keep it under control as the vehicle traveled onto the shoulder and rolled on the freeway coming to rest facing the opposite direction.
GRABILL was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield for treatment of facial injuries. BREWER was also transported and he was treated and released for injuries sustained in the traffic crash. GRABILL is reported in good condition this morning. Both are University of Oregon students.
Anyone with information about persons or vehicles near the mentioned location around the time of this incident is asked to call OSP Detective Tom Willis at (541) 440-3334 or the OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333.