One Teenager Killed, One Injured in I-84 Crash

Date: March 9, 2014
Location: Interstate 84, Ontario, Oregon
Names: Ryan Ronald Rule, Robyn King

A 17-year-old boy was killed in a Sunday morning crash on Interstate 84.

Police report that the accident occurred around 2 am just west of the Idaho-Oregon border. 17-year-old Ryan Ronald Rule of Fruitland was driving a Ford F150 pickup in the eastbound lane. As he was passing a Pontiac Grand Am, he collided with the vehicle, causing both drivers to lose control. The pickup truck rolled over several times before traveling down an embankment, while the Pontiac spun around and stopped on the shoulder of the road. Rule was ejected from the pickup as it was rolling.

Rule was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. His passenger, 17-year-old Robyn King of Payette, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. None of the four people in the Pontiac were reported to have been injured.

At this time, it is believed that the pickup may have been speeding, which contributed to the accident. It was reported that neither of the parties in the pickup were wearing seatbelts. The accident is under investigation and anyone who witnessed it is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068 or the Ontario Area Command office (541) 889-6469.

We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the young man killed in this accident, Ryan Ronald Rule, as well as wish his passenger Robyn King a full recovery from her injuries. Our thoughts are with you all.

Driving too fast is a factor in one of out three car accident fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Whenever you are tempted to speed, whether because you’re late or just impatient, remember it’s not worth potentially killing someone.

Speeding is a serious traffic offense outlined in ORS 811.100 with penalties and punishments outlined in ORS 811.109. These punishments include fines and suspension of driving privileges.

Remember that if you are ever involved in an automobile collision in Oregon that resulted in:

  • Damage to personal property over $1,500
  • Any injury, or
  • Death

You are required to file a DMV traffic accident and insurance report within 72 hours of the accident.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident involving speeding, like the one above, consider contacting a competent Oregon accident lawyer to discuss your case and assess your next steps to protect your legal rights.


About Sean DuBois

Sean is a personal injury attorney in Portland, OR. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as Oregon Rising Stars for the past four years because of his dedication to justice and fair compensation for his clients. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your injury case, Sean can be reached at 503-222-4411.

Posted on March 12, 2014, in Oregon Car Accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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