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Update: Springfield Man Arrested Related to Sunday Injury Crash - Highway 126W west of Veneta
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested the driver of a vehicle that reportedly caused a motorcyclist to lose control Sunday afternoon and crash along Highway 126W west of Veneta. Tuesday's arrest was related to Sunday afternoon's incident in which a vehicle was damaged during retaliation by members of the Brother Speed Motorcycle Club in west Eugene which led to the arrest of three people.
According to Lieutenant Robert Edwards, on April 15, 2012 at approximately 6:00 p.m. two motorcycle operators and a female passenger were stopped by OSP troopers, Eugene police, and Lane County Sheriff's Office regarding reports they were chasing, harassing and menacing a man and woman in a vehicle as it traveled eastbound on Highway 126W toward Eugene. During the incident, the vehicle's rear window was broken out by one of the motorcyclists using a metal hook attached to a leather lash.
The occupants on the two motorcycles overtook the car after it reportedly ran another motorcycle off Highway 126W about twenty miles west of Eugene, causing it to crash. Two men and a woman were arrested and lodged in the Lane County Jail for various charges.
An OSP trooper responded to the April 15th crash on Highway 126W near milepost 36 at approximately 6:08 p.m. where a 1997 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by VALENTIN CAMARILLO, age 66, from Roseburg, traveled off the highway and rolled. Its operator, CAMARILLO, was ejected off the motorcycle and transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Follow up investigation, including an interview with an independent witness, indicated CAMARILLO was traveling eastbound with a group of four motorcycles when a vehicle came up from behind. The vehicle, later identified as the Toyota Corolla chased later by other motorcycles, was attempting to pass the group when it forced its way into the middle of the pack where the eastbound lanes merge from two lanes to one. As the Toyota cut in front of the two rear motorcycles, CAMARILLO lost control and crashed.
Subsequent to this ongoing investigation, on April 17th OSP arrested the Toyota's driver identified as CHRISTOPHER JACOB JENSON, age 27, from Springfield. JENSON was taken to the Lane County Jail and booked for Reckless Driving and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Information previously sent regarding this incident is on our website in release dated April 16, 2012.