Three Loggers Dead in Lane County Crash

Date: December 2, 2014

Location: Siuslaw River Road

Names: Alejandro B. Cambray, Ruben M. Benito, Bradley D. Yonker, Armando Salgado-Gomez, Jose Guiterrez-Gomez

Three Loggers Dead in Lane County Crash


Three people died after a pickup truck crashed off a steep embankment along Siuslaw River Road.

A blue 2005 Ford F-350 pickup was driving southbound near milepost 11 in heavy fog when the vehicle left the roadway. The pickup rolled about 300 feet down a steep ravine.

The driver, Alejandro B. Cambray, 36, of Eugene – and two passengers: Ruben M. Benito, 26, and Bradley D. Yonker, 41, both of Springfield, died at the scene. Police said it appears neither Benito nor Yonker were wearing a seatbelt.

Two of the passengers Armando Salgado-Gomez, 25, and Jose Guiterrez-Gomez, 23, both of Springfield, survived the crash and walked back up to the road to get help.

The men worked at a logging company and were on their way to work when the crash occurred.

Car accidents can be life-changing, and we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Cambray, Benito and Yonker and hope everyone else involved is able to fully recover soon.

While many single-car accidents seem uncomplicated, there are sometimes other factors to consider. If you have been injured in a single- car accident, like the one described here, you may be able to receive compensation in several instances:

  1. If poor road conditions, poor signage, or bad traffic control contributed to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the city, county, or state. In cases against a public body, you may only have 180 days to file a tort claim notice (in most cases) so act quickly to protect your rights.
  2. If the car’s mechanic was negligent in his last repairs, contributing to the accident, there may be a lawsuit available against the mechanic or his business.
  3. If the car’s manufacturer was negligent, you may be able to file a product liability suit against them. Car manufacturers have often been held accountable for design defects and manufacturing defects, and these lawsuits help ensure that future drivers are not hurt by negligent safety standards.

If you have been injured in a single-car accident that you believe may not have been your fault, you can call a Portland car accident lawyer for help with your investigation at 503-222-4411. Or you can learn more about filing your own claim by reading the book 7 Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Oregon Accident Case.


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.

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