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Klamath Falls Man Facing Multiple Charges Following Attempt to Elude, Crash in Klamath Falls
07/23/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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A Klamath Falls-area man is facing numerous charges following an early Saturday morning crash as he attempted to elude an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in southeast Klamath Falls. The man is being treated at a local hospital for serious injuries suffered in the rollover crash.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Robert Fenner, on July 23, 2011 at approximately 2:45 a.m. an OSP senior trooper attempted to stop a red Jeep Cherokee for several traffic violations near downtown Klamath Falls. The Jeep Cherokee operated by JEREMY ALLEN PARRISH, age 38, from Klamath Falls, sped away from the trooper and attempted to elude eastbound on South 6th Street.
 
As the Jeep attempted to negotiate a right curve onto Highway 39 at the Highway 140E junction, it slid into a sidewalk and rolled approximately 300 feet before coming to an uncontrolled rest on its top.
 
PARRISH was not wearing his safety belt; however, he remained in the vehicle while it rolled. He was able to crawl out of the vehicle and was later transported by Klamath County Fire District 1 to Sky Lakes Medical Center with serious injuries.
 
PARRISH is facing charges in Klamath County Circuit Court for:
  • Felony DUII
  • Felony Driving While Suspended
  • Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
 
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Klamath Falls City Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire District 1, and ODOT.