8-year-old Killed in Accident in Keizer

(Photo: Keizer PD)

(Photo: Keizer PD)

Date: March 11, 2016

Location: River Road between Sam Orcutt & Sunset in Keizer, Ore.

Victims: Jaren Nash

Keizer, Ore. – Keizer Police Department has reported that an 8-year-old boy was hit by a Vehicle on River Road and has died from his injuries.

At about 7 p.m. on Friday night March 11th, the 8-year-old Jaren Nash was crossing the road with his mother Devon Rutherford of Keizer. They were not in a marked crosswalk when Jaren was struck by a 2006 Ford Explorer driven by William Wetzler, 31, of Salem, on River Road between Sam Orcutt and Sunset, according to Jeff Kuhns with Keizer PD. Despite Jaren being taken by air ambulance to OHSU he unfortunately was not able to survive his extensive injuries and he died at the hospital.

Jaren Nash was a student at Schirle Elementary School in Salem.

The driver William Wetzler remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. It was dark and wet at the time of the accident and the investigation is ongoing.

oregon-wrongful-death-laws-smOur hearts go out to all the members of all the families affected by this accident. This was a terrible tragedy, and we just hope everyone involved in the crash knows that there are a lot of people thinking of them.

The period after an accident like this can be a very confusing and challenging time. We feel fortunate to be able to provide victims of these types of accidents with resources that help navigate these challenging and trying times. We hope these resources help answer some of the difficult questions you have after an accident.

KOIN News reports on the event can be viewed here: http://koin.com/2016/03/11/young-boy-hit-by-car-in-keizer/

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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 14, 2016, in Car Accidents, Injuries to Children and Minors, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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