Suspect Released on Bail in Fatal Hwy 58 Crash – MP61

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Eugene, Ore. – Amber Shaleene Gonzalez-Riddle has been released from the Lane County Jail today, Jan, 28th, 2023, at approx. 1:30 pm. According to jail records, she was released on bail.
Gonzalez-Riddle is accused of causing the death of a 5-year-old female on November 20, 2022 in a fatal crash on Hwy 58, 25 miles east of Oakridge, at milepost 61.

Eugene, Ore. – UPDATE: December 02, 2022 at approx. 12:55 am,  Amber Shaleene Gonzalez-Riddle (26) of Portland, was booked into the Lane County Jail on the charges of manslaughter in the second degree,  DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering X5, and criminal mischief in the second degree. (according to jail records at this time)

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From OSP: “On Thursday, December 1, 2022, Oregon State Police Troopers arrested Amber Gonzalez Riddle and lodged her in the Lane County Jail on charges of Manslaughter II, Reckless Endangering-2 counts, Assault III-2 counts and DUII.” OSP agrees with the charges that the Webportal has listed.

Amber Shaleene Gonzalez-Riddle court charges (click to enlarge)

The Oregon Judicial Webportal shows slightly different charges than the Lane County Jail.

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Manslaughter in the second degree is a measure 11 charge with a minimum sentencing guideline of 6 years, 3 months in prison if found guilty. No early release, no good time credits. If convicted every day of the sentence, minus county jail time, must be served.

Gonzalez-Riddle is accused of causing the death of a 5-year-old female on November 20, 2022 in a fatal crash on Hwy 58, 25 miles east of Oakridge, at milepost 61.

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(Information from the official Lane County Jail website, and a previous OSP press release)

***ORIGINAL STORY***

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Lane County, Ore. – On Sunday, November 20, 2022 at approximately 6:09 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 58, 25 miles east of Oakridge at milepost 61.

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Honda Accord, operated by Amber Shaleene Gonzalez-Riddle (26) of Portland, crossed into the oncoming eastbound lane and collided with a Toyota Rav 4, operated by Debra Diane Baker (66) of Sunriver. The Toyota caught fire and became fully engulfed after the occupants were removed.

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Gonzalez-Riddle and passengers, Geavony Amor Ferreira (23) of Portland and a 3-year-old female were transported to an area hospital with injuries. An additional passenger, a 5-year-old female sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Baker and her passenger, John Baker (67) of Sunriver, were transported to an area hospital with injuries.

Hwy 58 was affected for approximately 6 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. This is an active investigation and updates will be provided when available.

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OSP was assisted by Oakridge Fire Department, Central Cascade Fire Department, Oakridge Police Department and ODOT.

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: November 21st, 2022 9:10 AM

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