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Man killed in car accident on Highway 44

Thursday, June 19 — A fatal collision closed a portion of Highway 44 for several hours Wednesday, June 18.

According to the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 1 p.m. a 59-year-old man from Salem, Oregon was driving his 1990 GMC Sierra truck when he drifted off the road to the north colliding with a large pine tree and killing him instantly.

The westbound lane was closed for four hours due to extrication of the driver and recovery of the vehicle.

The collision remains under investigation and identification of the driver is pending notification of next of kin.


0 #25 Jim 2014-08-02 15:40
Rusty has been found this week and is now with Susan. He is very thin, bones showing in most areas due to not having much to eat. He was taken to the Vet and checked out and they say he should recover ok. Thanks to all that helped try to find him and special thanks to the firefighters at Bogard Fire Station who were able to get him into the station so he could be picked up by Susan.
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+2 #24 Rebecca Castle 2014-07-30 10:30
I just wanted to let all the people involved with the untimely and fatale accendent my father was in that we have found Rusty! A firefighter noticed him and got ahold of my step mom (who drove up right away) and she was able to find him!!!! He is very skinny but over all is in good health. He will be getting lots of love, rest and food as my step mom nurses him back to health! Thanks once again to all who helped!
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0 #23 PJ Seleska 2014-07-27 23:24
The Goddesses work miracles once again! Susan's RUSTY has been FOUND! He wandered into a campsite 20 miles from their crash site. The campers knew about him, drove into town and called the house. Susan and Kathy are driving up tomorrow; Rusty’s camping trip will finally end on Tuesday, then back down to Las Vegas to reunite with Rowdy!

To everyone who has been so wonderful and so concerned, the entire family would like to thank you. You all have been gracious and such a blessing. To those who have taken time to actively search for Rusty, please let everyone know that we pray that this is indeed, Rusty.
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-1 #22 Natalie 2014-06-30 10:41
Still searching for Rusty:(
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0 #21 robin Ducat 2014-06-28 21:40
How's the search for rusty going?
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0 #20 PJ Seleska 2014-06-25 02:40
Rusty's daddy was killed in this accident and was also in this crash. Rusty may be injured, he ran into the woods. Rusty is a 2 1/2 yr old black male Boxer-Border Collie mix, looks like a Lab. White tip tail, white toes, white blaze on chest, probably no collar.
$1,000.00 reward - contact Officer Bunyard at (530) 257-9605
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0 #19 Rebecca L Castle 2014-06-23 20:32
To any and all first responders,

My family has a few questions that only you guys would be able to ask if you'd be willing. My email is , please send me an email and we can go from there...

Thanks again,
Rebecca Castle
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0 #18 rhonda 2014-06-23 10:49
deepest sympathy to all family and friends, Thanx to all that I see made GREAT efforts in all areas and as always-thank you to the rural rescue personnel -praying for the return of their beloved dog
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+2 #17 Denise Crowder 2014-06-22 11:43
I am so sorry for the loss of Richard. me and my sisters were some of the first people on sight we did all we could and tried to give comfort to the pitbull dog look in search for the black dog but she was too afraid you come to anyone I do hope you get her back in my total condolences of the loss of your father husband brother and friend he's in Gods hands now. May he rest in peace. and God bless the family in this hard time. sincerely Denise crowder
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+1 #16 robin Ducat 2014-06-22 08:11
I am so glad to be able to put a name with the face of your loved one, he will always be with me. I'm very very sorry for your loss of such a great man. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Please keep me updated on recovery of rusty. Again I really wish I could've done more.
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