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Page one | (Jan-09-2007 22:18)

Aurora Man Safe After Train Crashes Into His Pickup

The train's engine was approximately 30 cars past the crash site before it could fully stop the train, which was estimated to be traveling at 30-35 MPH.

(CANBY) - truck wrecked by train At about 5:40 PM, Canby Firefighters responded to a report of a car hit by a train at 99E and S. Barlow Road.

When Canby Fire Units arrived they transferred the shaken driver into their medic unit to further evaluate the 72-year old gentlemen from Aurora. He told the firefighters that he misjudged the road. He apparently started to cross the railroad tracks and his vehicle became stuck, or high centered on the tracks.

Read Full Article (Apr-06-2006 14:35)

Head-On Crash Between Dump Truck and Pick-Up Kills One, Injures Several

(AURORA) - fatal crash investigation logo Marion County deputies responded to the scene of a fatal car crash at Whiskey Hill Rd NE east of Fobart Rd NE on the Marion/Clackamas County line near Aurora early Wednesday morning.

Read Full Article (Apr-05-2006 01:56)

State Trooper in Unmarked Car Arrests Motorcyclist For Riding at 125 MPH

(SALEM) - An Aurora man was arrested Tuesday morning north of Salem on Interstate 5 after an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper in an unmarked ADEP (Aggressive Driving Enforcement Plan) patrol car observed him operating his motorcycle in a reckless manner at speeds in excess of 125 mph.

This was the third driver arrested by the trooper using the unmarked patrol car during the last week driving 115-mph or faster.

On April 4th at approximately 9:20 AM, OSP Trooper Sean Swisher was
patrolling southbound on Interstate 5 near Woodburn when he spotted a 2003 Suzuki SV1000 motorcycle approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. After the motorcycle passed the unmarked OSP Chevrolet Camaro ADEP patrol vehicle, Trooper Swisher allegedly paced it at speeds in excess of 125 mph.

Read Full Article (Feb-25-2006 00:46)

Man Charged With Smashing a Random, Occupied Car With a Backhoe

(Aurora) - An Aurora man faces numerous charges after allegedly smashing an `86 Chevy Nova with five people inside with the bucket of a tracked backhoe. Marion County deputies say 65-year-old Joe Wendal Schmidt of Aurora, used the backhoe to smash the car in the roadway in front of his residence at 12277 Donald Rd NE near Aurora.

The occupants of the car told investigators that they were driving on Donald Rd when they came upon a backhoe tractor blocking the roadway. They say the man operating the tractor, Joe Schmidt, began yelling at them saying he believed they were there to kill him.

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