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Independence Man Injured in Hit and Run CrashSalem-News.com Staff
The suspect faces a long list of charges, including Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.
(NEWBERG, Ore. ) - Oregon State Police arrested a 35-year-old man following an injury hit and run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg.
The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.
At 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by 40-year-old Fred Sauermann, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side.
The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.
An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived.
The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.
Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, 35-year-old Ramon Oros Barrera, from Cornelius.
Oros Barrera was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges: Felony Hit and Run - Injury; Reckless Driving; Assault in the Fourth Degree; Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended.
Oros Barrera was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.
Sauermann was transported to Oregon Health and Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.
Source: Oregon State Police
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