2 Dead, 2 Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Crash on Brush Creek Road in Sweet Home
A mother and her daughter were killed in a collision with a suspected drunk driver on Brush Creek Road in Sweet Home last Tuesday, July 23.
Deputies with the Linn County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on the 25700 block of Brush Creek Road at around 6:17 p.m. Tuesday. An investigation determined that 29-year-old Brian McIntire was driving a 1999 Jeep Wrangler northbound when he left his lane and crashed into a 2003 Mitsubushi Lancer traveling southbound.
There were four occupants in the Mitsubishi – 23-year-old driver Ty Kirkland and passengers, 24-year-old Stormy Barge and her daughters 5-year-old Emma Pulido and 3-year-old Macy Pulido.
Stormy Barge was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash. Emma Pulido died during transportation via LifeFlight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis.
Ty Kirkland and Macy Pulido were hospitalized and Riverbend Hospital in Springfield with minor injuries.
McIntire was arrested and faces charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, two counts of first-degree manslaughter, and reckless driving.
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Justice For Families of Fatal Drunk Driving Crash Victims in Oregon
Attorney Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents drunk driving crash victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some general information regarding the legal options available to these victims and families in Oregon:
If you or a loved one has recently been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver, you’re likely wondering about your family’s legal options. Throughout the United States, those injured by drunk drivers have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver and the families of fatal crash victims have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in Oregon and many other states, you may also have additional legal options.
Oregon is one of several states with dram shop laws, which allow alcohol vendors to be held liable for serving drunk drivers – depending on the circumstances leading up to the crash.
According to Oregon’s dram shop laws, alcohol vendors can be held liable for injuries or deaths caused by their customers if the vendor provided alcohol to someone who was “visibly intoxicated” and that person went on to injure or kill others in an alcohol-related incident.
You can learn more about your family’s legal options in a drunk driving injury or death case by contacting one of our experienced drunk driving crash victims lawyers.
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