FRANCISCO PEDRAZA VELAZQUEZ, age 39, from Mt. Angel,murders two Russian Immigrants with Bad Mexican Driving & SIMON ALAGOZ

Correction: Double Fatal Traffic Crash – Highway 214 north of Mt. Angel
Oregon State Police – 06/06/09

(Note: Correction due to mistake in listing drivers with incorrect vehicles)

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday night’s crash that killed two people and injured five others, three critically, at the intersection of Highway 214 and Monitor-McKee Road NE in Marion County. The names of some of the involved people are being released and additional details may be provided this afternoon.

Preliminary information according to OSP Trooper Scott Show indicates on June 5, 2009 at approximately 10:45 p.m. a 1991 Ford E250 van driven by FRANCISCO PEDRAZA VELAZQUEZ, age 39, from Mt. Angel, was southbound on Highway 214 passing through the intersection at Monitor-McKee Road NE when it collided with a 1997 Honda Accord four-door containing six people. Both vehicles rolled several times after impact.

PEDRAZA VELAZQUEZ was alone in his van and received non-life threatening injuries.

The Honda’s driver, SIMON ALAGOZ, age 20, from Hubbard, received non-life threatening injuries. Two passengers were pronounced deceased at the scene and three others were critically injured.

Deceased passengers are identified as ALEXEI MICHAEL ALAGOZ, age 19, from Hubbard, and ANYA CHERINISHOFF, age 15, from Hubbard.

Names for two of the three critically injured passengers are available for release. Ages and city of residence are not available yet. ANTHONEY MAMETIEFF was transported to Salem Hospital. MICHAEL AVGI was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University. A third person whose name is not available was reportedly transported to Oregon Heath Sciences University.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. The highway intersection is controlled by a stop sign for traffic on Monitor-McKee Road NE. It is not known at this time if the Honda failed to stop or failed to yield to the van.

Marion County Sheriffs Office, Aurora Police Department, Mt. Angel Police Department, Woodburn Fire Department, Mt. Angel Fire Department, and ODOT assisted at the scene.

More information, and possible scene photographs, may be released later this afternoon.

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