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Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 214 north of Mt. Angel
06/06/2009
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night's crash that killed two people and injured five others at the intersection of Highway 214 and Monitor-McKee Road NE in Marion County. Two teenagers remain in critical condition and a third has been upgraded to fair condition. The remaining names and seating positions and now known and released.
 
According to OSP Trooper Scott Show, on June 5, 2009 at approximately 10:45 p.m. a 1991 Ford E250 van driven by FRANCISCO PEDRAZA VELAZQUEZ, age 39, from Mt. Angel, was southbound on Highway 214 passing through the intersection at Monitor-McKee Road NE when it collided into the passenger side of a 1997 Honda Accord four-door containing six people. Both vehicles rolled several times after impact.
 
PEDRAZA VELAZQUEZ was alone in his van and received non-life threatening injuries.
 
The Honda's driver, SIMON ALAGOZ, age 20, from Hubbard, received non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers were pronounced deceased at the scene and three others were initially noted as critically injured. Four of the injured were seated in the rear seating area of the car and nearly all occupants are believed to not have been using safety restraints.
 
Deceased passengers are identified as center rear passenger ALEXEI MICHAEL ALAGOZ, age 19, from Hubbard, and right rear passenger ANYA CHERINISHOFF, age 15, from Hubbard. Both were not using safety restraints.
 
Right front passenger ANTHONY MAMETIEFF, age 17, from Mt. Angel, was transported to Salem Hospital and is not listed in fair condition. Safety restraint use is still to be determined.
 
Left rear passenger MICHAEL AVGI, age 15, from Woodburn, was not using safety restraints and was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University where he is in critical condition.
 
Center rear passenger ZINAVI IVANOFF, age 16, from Canby, was not using safety restraints and was transported to Oregon Heath Sciences University where he is in critical condition.
 
OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. The highway intersection is controlled by a stop sign for traffic on Monitor-McKee Road NE.
 
Marion County Sheriffs Office, Aurora Police Department, Mt. Angel Police Department, Woodburn Fire Department, Mt. Angel Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene.