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Driver Arrested Related to January 2010 Fatal Traffic Crash on Central Oregon Coast
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Eugene-area man Thursday following an indictment by a Lane County Grand Jury on multiple charges related to a January 16, 2010 fatal traffic crash on Highway 101 north of the Sea Lion Caves.
According to OSP Sergeant Andy Kenyon, BRANDON SCHOOLEY, age 21, from Eugene, was arrested without incident on June 16, 2011 on an outstanding warrant charging:
  • Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • Manslaughter in the Second Degree
  • Assault in the Second Degree (7 counts)
  • Reckless Driving
On January 16, 2010 at approximately 3:40 p.m. a passenger car driven by SCHOOLEY was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 174 negotiating a sharp curve when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a southbound passenger car with five occupants driven by HAN KIM, age 25, from Eugene. A total of nine people were transported to various hospitals.
Passenger DAVID CHAI, age 25, who was believed to be a University of Oregon student, died January 23, 2010 at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend after his family arrived from Korea where he was being treated for critical injuries.
Questions regarding this case should be directed to Lane County Deputy District Attorney Dave Hopkins.