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Prineville Man Arrested on Charges Related to 08/17/2008 Fatal Crash north of Madras
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Following an investigation and Grand Jury review into an August 17, 2008 fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 north of Madras that resulted in the death of a Clackamas-area woman and injuries to six others, Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a Prineville man Saturday morning on multiple charges.
On April 25, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. OSP Senior Trooper Jed Rzegocki and Senior Trooper Scott Vaughn arrested TODD A. RHODEN, age 45, at his Prineville home after he was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury on the following charges:
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • 5 counts of Assault in the Third Degree
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
RHODEN was lodged at the Crook County Jail with a bail at $250,000.
The arrest stemmed from a fatal traffic crash on August 17, 2008 at approximately 10:00 p.m. that resulted in the death of ELIZABETH JEAN DUKE, age 38, from Clackamas. Six others including RHODEN were injured.
A link to the original news release regarding the fatal traffic crash is available on the Oregon State Police website at: