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OSP releases Fourth of July weekend report

Oregon State Police reported that over the 78-hour 2014 Fourth of July holiday reporting period, between 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3, and 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 6, there were four fatal accidents and 50 arrests for driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 4, a motorcycle crash in Douglas County killed a 21-year-old Reedsport man who was not wearing a protective helmet.

Another fatal crash occurred at approximately 10:03 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in Jefferson County and killed a 48-year-old man from Madras. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported that alcohol appeared to be a factor.

The other two crashes happened Sunday, July 6. One occurred early Sunday morning just after midnight, on Highway 30 west of Rainier. The 16-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The other fatal crash occurred around 4:36 p.m. in Harney County when a 94-year-old woman from Hines driving during the crash was killed.

SAM/STAR bus services looks for new drivers

RoJoy Services is currently hiring full and part-time drivers for the Sandy Mt. Hood Transit area.

Those hired must have five years personal driving experience with two years commercial driving or completion of an approved driver training program.

Applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and driving record to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..