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Sheriff: Multiple deaths in a crash on the Oregon coast

BANDON – Several were killed in a vehicle accident on US Highway 101 off the Oregon coast, authorities said.

At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22nd, people called 911 to report someone driving dangerously in a red Mitsubishi solar eclipse with a California license plate, the Coos County Sheriff’s Office said.

Callers told dispatchers that the driver made an illegal U-turn on the highway in the Bandon area, was driving at excessive speed and, according to the sheriff’s office, nearly collided with other drivers.

According to the sheriff’s office, the car was involved in an accident around 8:17 a.m. on the highway, in which several people were killed.

Authorities did not specify exactly how many people died. No further information about the crash was released immediately.

Anyone with information that could help authorities compile the pre-crash events are asked to call the Coos County Sheriff’s office.

Dead body found in burning car, police are looking for tips

SALEM – A body was found in a burning car in Marion County on Wednesday evening, April 21, authorities said.

The Marion County Sheriff’s office said a firefighter reported a car fire on Sunnyview Road NE near Hibbard Road NE at around 10:40 p.m., the Statesman Journal reported.

Firefighters found one person dead in the car while they were working to put out the fire. The sheriff’s detectives haven’t identified the body yet.

Oregon State Police and other agencies are assisting the sheriff’s office with the investigation. Anyone with information or footage of the incident is asked to call the sheriff’s office tips at 503-540-8079.

Teen arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in the supermarket

PORTLAND – A teenage boy has been arrested and charged with the murder of a man who was killed in a North Portland supermarket, police said.

The Portland Police Bureau said the 16-year-old boy was detained in southeast Portland on Wednesday, The Oregonian / OregonLive reported.

He is being held for first degree murder, robbery and illicit use of a weapon. His name was not published.

At around 4:30 a.m. on March 31, police responded to reports of gunfire and found a man who was shot while shopping in a 7-Eleven store. Paramedics tried to help the man, but he died in a nearby hospital.

The victim was later identified as Michael Arrington, 53, of Vancouver, Washington.

“While we can never bring Mr. Arrington back, I hope this arrest can bring some degree of closure to his family,” Acting Police Chief Chris Davis said in a statement. “I am particularly concerned about the suspect’s young age. This is a reminder to us of the important work we have ahead of us to address the violence and general health of our community.”