Cry for help leads hitchhiker to Oregon crash - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Cry for help leads hitchhiker to Oregon crash

Posted: Updated:
 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A man trying to hitch a ride north of Cannon Beach, Oregon, found a fatal traffic crash instead.
    
Oregon State Police say the hitchhiker was walking along Highway 101 Sunday night when he heard a cry for help and saw the wrecked vehicle about 40 feet down an embankment.
    
Inside the vehicle were an injured driver and her deceased passenger.
    
Lt. Gregg Hastings says the vehicle appears to have crashed at least 12 hours before the hitchhiker arrived on the scene.
    
He identified the deceased passenger as 23-year-old Ruth Delgado of Los Angeles. The injured driver, 21-year-old Gabriela Rayon of Vancouver, Washington, was in fair condition Monday at a Portland hospital.
    
Hastings says the four-door Chevrolet was traveling southbound when it went off the road. The crash investigation remains active.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Top Stories from KHQTop StoriesMore>>

  • $1.5M grant to help communities hurt by Oso slide

    $1.5M grant to help communities hurt by Oso slide

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:03:56 GMT
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for spending it.More >>
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A $1.5 million grant is on the way to help communities recover from the devastating Oso landslide in March. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing the money, and Snohomish County is putting together a plan for spending it.
    More >>
  • VIDEO: Girl gets attacked by bullies possibly in Spokane; Police ask for your help

    VIDEO: Girl gets attacked by bullies possibly in Spokane; Police ask for your help

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:53:21 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A video surfaced on YouTube on September 13th that shows a girl getting attacked by bullies. The girl looks to be in middle school or high school and the title of the video said that this occurred in Spokane. Spokane Police tried to get in touch with the person who posted the video, but as soon as they did, the video was taken down.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A video surfaced on YouTube on September 13th that shows a girl getting attacked by bullies. The girl looks to be in middle school or high school and the title of the video said that this occurred in Spokane. Spokane Police tried to get in touch with the person who posted the video, but as soon as they did, the video was taken down.
    More >>
  • Action Cam: Spokane Civic Theatre's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Debuts Friday!

    Action Cam: Spokane Civic Theatre's 'Fiddler on the Roof' Debuts Friday!

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:19:11 GMT
    Civic Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof"Civic Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof"
    SPOKANE, Wash - This timeless musical magically weaves the story of a people steeped in tradition who must come to terms with a changing world. Fiddler has captured the hearts of people all around the world for fifty years with its moving score including “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, and “Sunrise, Sunset”. Winner of nine Tony Awards.The opening show, on Friday, September 19 will be held in conjunction with the Civic Theatre's 68th Annual Gala!More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash - This timeless musical magically weaves the story of a people steeped in tradition who must come to terms with a changing world. Fiddler has captured the hearts of people all around the world for fifty years with its moving score including “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “If I Were a Rich Man”, and “Sunrise, Sunset”. Winner of nine Tony Awards.The opening show, on Friday, September 19 will be held in conjunction with the Civic Theatre's 68th Annual Gala!More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KHQ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.