Three Killed in Fatal Skamania County Crash

Date: June 20, 2015

Location: State Route 14

Names: Anatoliy Goy, Mariya Goy, Heath T. Martin

Three Killed in Fatal Skamania County Crash

Three people died in a triple fatality crash in Southwest Washington on Saturday evening including a 7-year-old boy.

Heath T. Martin, 24, of North Bonneville, was heading east on State Route 14 in a Toyota Tacoma truck when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Toyota minivan driven by Anatoliy Goy, 47, of Kent.

Martin, Goy and a 7-year-old passenger in Goy’s minivan died at the scene.

Mariya Goy, 49, was a passenger in the minivan and was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. Two other children in the minivan, ages 9 and 11, were also injured and taken to the hospital.

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Anatoliy Goy, Heath T. Martin and wish everyone else involved a full and speedy recovery.

Oregon wrongful death claims are allowed under ORS 30.010-30.100, but the law is much more complicated than a normal accident case. First of all, the statute of limitations (SOL)(time limit on filing a claim) is different. For most car accidents, the SOL is two years, but for wrongful death, the SOL is “three years after the injury causing the death . . . is discovered or reasonably should have been discovered. . . .”

Additionally, there are limits on who can bring a wrongful death claim. The most common claimants are:

  • Spouses
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents (including stepparents)

Less common claimants include:

  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents


In a wrongful death case, you can ask for compensation for several types of damages such as:

  • Charges for medical services;
  • Charges for burial and memorial services;
  • Compensation that the decedent would have been entitled to for disability, pain and suffering, and loss of income during the period between injury and death;
  • Compensation for “pecuniary loss” to the decedent’s estate;
  • Compensation for the loss of the decedent’s “society, companionship and services” to the decedent’s spouse, children, stepchildren, stepparents, and parents;


Punitive damages are allowed as well, but are rare in Oregon since the State takes 70% of punitive damages awarded. If you have lost a loved one, call a Portland wrongful death attorney for help in securing the compensation you deserve.


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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