Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash Tuesday Racing At OR Alvord Desert Flats

ALVORD DESERT, OR. (THECOUNT) — Race car driver, Jessi Combs, was killed while attempting to beat her own land speed record, the 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car.

The driver, fabricator, and television personality, was involved in a fal crash in the Alvord Desert in Oregon Tuesday, say local news reports.

Combs, 36, held the title of “fastest woman on four wheels” after breaking 398 MPH in that same North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger in 2013.

Combs was attempting to beat her previous record, and had attempted it as recently as last year, when she managed a 483.227 MPH shakedown run before mechanical problems ended the attempt, as noted on the team’s bio page for Jessi.

Just a few days ago, Combs tweeted a picture of her and the jet car as they prepared for this most recent speed record attempt:

Comb’s death was confirmed this morning on Instagram by Terry Madden, a member of Combs’ team:

Combs was a lot more than a very, very fast person; she was a skilled builder and fabricator, representing the American Welding Society, and even designing a line of women’s welding gear, reports Jalopnik.

DEVELOPING::

Geo quick facts: The Alvord Desert is described as a gorgeous, dark and silent place. It’s a wonderful and amazing place. Silent, calm, dark as anywhere at night. Star gazing is awesome.

OR Man Chaitanya Sathe ID’d As Mazamas Hiker Killed In 100 Foot Fall At Smith Rock Saturday

TERREBONNE, OR. (THECOUNT) — Chaitanya Sathe, of Hillsboro, Oregon, has been identified as the Mazamas hiking group member killed in a 100 foot fall while visiting Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne on Saturday.

Sathe, 35, was hiking with a group with people when he fell 100 feet at the popular outdoor spot on Saturday.

The victim fell while making his way down a climbers’ path toward the northeast Lower Gorge Saturday, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Sathe was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries suffered in the fall.

“Yesterday we lost a dear member of our community. While out on a personal day of climbing at Smith Rock State Park, Chaitanya Sathe suffered a fatal fall while descending 4th class terrain into the Lower Gorge,” said a message sent out to Mazamas members.

“As climbers, we recreate in environments with objective hazards. We engage in a lifetime of learning to lessen risk, but, as we all know, it is not possible to eliminate risk entirely. When accidents occur, we find ourselves asking and being asked many questions—from media, friends, and families. While we know there are and will be unanswered questions, we encourage all of us not to speculate or draw conclusions as to what may have happened. We will do our part, as Mazamas, to learn and share what we can,” the statement also said, reports KGW.

Sathe was going into the Lower Gorge at Smith Rock State Park when he fell, the statement said..

The group is offering counseling for its members and memorial service plans are pending.

According to Facebook, Sathe was originally Bangalore, India.

Friends and family members took to facebook to remember the beloved man:

Geo quick facts: Terrebonne is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is part of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,257 at the 2010 census – Wikipedia.

‘Multiple’ Victims Reported In Friday Afternoon Portland Shooting

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Police are investigating a mass shooting in northeast Portland on Friday.

Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 6200 block of Northeast 42nd Avenue at 2:07 p.m. Friday.

Officers said multiple victims were found at the scene. The scene was secured to facilitate medical attention for the victims, reports KPTV.

Their conditions of those injured is not known.

Police said no arrests have been made and no suspect information was immediately available to be released.

The crime scene was closed to all drivers and pedestrians on Northeast 42nd Avenue between Holman Street and Killingsworth Street.

DEVELOPING::

Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.

Missing ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Charles Levin Found Dead In Oregon Sunday

SELMA, OR. (THECOUNT) — Actor Charles Levin, who appeared on such hit TV shows as “Seinfeld” and “Night Court,” was identified as the body found Sunday in Oregon, according to reports.

Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, local news outlets reported.

Levin owned an orange 2012 Fiat and was “almost always in the company of his fawn-colored pug dog, Boo Boo Bear,” Grants Pass public safety said in a news release last week seeking information about Levin’s whereabouts.

On Friday, search and rescue crews narrowed down a search area based on an emergency cellphone ping. A resident located Levin’s car in a remote and almost impassable road Saturday. Inside the car, troopers found the remains of Levin’s dog. Crews searching steep and rugged terrain found the human remains, reports WDBJ7.

There is a “high probability” the remains are those of Levin, The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Sunday. The medical examiner will make the final identification.

DEVELOPING::

Geo quick facts: Grants Pass is a city in, and the county seat of, Josephine County, Oregon, United States. The city is located on Interstate 5, northwest of Medford. Attractions include the Rogue River, famous for its rafting, and the nearby Oregon Caves National Monument located 30 miles south of the city – Wikipedia.

Portland Mystery After 8 People Seen Emerging From Raw Sewer Manhole

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Portland, Oregon officials have a crappy conundrum on their hands after a video emerged showing three individuals exiting a Portland sewer manhole in early June. Five more unknown individuals were seen exiting the same manhole on the next night, June 3rd.

The security video depicts three people casually hopping out of an active raw sewer located outside of Chown Hardware, located at, 333 NW Northwest Front Ave, in Portland.

At one point, the trio can be seen dusting something off of their clothing, while one man panics for an unknown reason, and rolls around on the ground. He can then be seen ditching his trousers.

Click image below to jump to the cringe-worthy video:

An arriving Bureau of Environmental Services officer said the hole area beneath the cover houses “untreated sewage,” and contains “low levels of oxygen,” reports FoxCarolina.

Chown manager, Kris Lake said, the next night, 5 more people were seen creeping out of the same sewer.

“Like a clown car just pile on out,” Lake said. “It was insane.”

Authorities say, the act of occupying those areas are not only gross, but also unlawful and extremely unsafe.

Portland authorities say if you see anything like this, call the city’s 24/7 dispatch line at 503-823-1700.

DEVELOPING::

Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.

Portland Hit-And-Run Involving Child Reported Monday Night

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Portland Police are reporting a hit-and-run involving a child on Monday evening.

The vehicle involved in the hit the child and then fled the scene. The victim is expected to survive.

Via Portland Police Bureau. On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:05 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Southeast 107th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of a child who had been hit by a vehicle. The involved vehicle and driver sped off. The vehicle was described as a white sedan and an unknown driver was operating the car. It was last seen Eastbound on Division, then possibly Westbound from Southeast 111th Avenue from Powell Boulevard.

The 6 year-old female child was treated on scene, then transported to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the child and her mother had activated the lights for the marked cross walk in the intersection and cars had stopped. As they started crossing in the cross walk, the suspect vehicle passed the stopped vehicles on the right hand side, in the bike lane, then struck the child. The vehicle continued without stopping. The mother was not hit.

If anyone has information about this hit and run crash or the involved parties, they are encouraged to call non-emergency police dispatch at (503) 823-3333.

Body Found In OR Search For Missing Mickey Mouse Club Member Dennis Day

PHOENIX, OR. (THECOUNT) — A body has been located inside a southern Oregon home belonging to missing former Mouseketeer Dennis Day on Thursday, Oregon State Police said.

Phoenix police discovered the body at 510 Pine Street in Phoenix, Ore, reports say. The current listed residence of Day, one of the original 1950s members of the television show “The Mickey Mouse Club.”

Authorities have not identified the remains or released additional information on how they were found.

Day’s husband, Ernie Caswell, reported the 76-year-old missing in July, the Oregonian reports. Caswell suffers from memory loss and was hospitalized at the time.

According to reports, Day disappeared after he told a man living at Day and Caswell’s house that he was headed out to visit friends, leaving his dog in the man’s care.

Over a week later, Day’s car was discovered on the Oregon coast being driven by strangers, according to NBC affiliate KOBI. The driver told police that Day had given them permission to use the car. No evidence suggesting foul play was found in the car.

Friends and family have set up the Help Us Find Dennis Day Facebook page where they post updates on the investigation.

The Medford Assault and Death Investigation Unit investigating the remains is made up of investigators from the Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department, the Oregon State Police, and the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

Developing.

Geo quick facts: Phoenix is a city in Jackson County, Oregon, United States. The population was 4,538 at the 2010 census. Phoenix is a part of the Medford Metropolitan Statistical Area, in the Rogue Valley, and is 3 miles southeast of Medford on Interstate 5 – Wikipedia.

OR Woman Jamie Nephew ID’d As Victim In Saturday Fatal Harrisburg Single-Vehicle Crash

HARRISBURG, OR. (THECOUNT) — Jamie Nephew of Salem, Oregon, has been identified as the victim in a single-vehicle crash near Harrisburg Saturday morning.

Nephew, 51, was killed Saturday morning east of Harrisburg after a vehicle she was operating crashed on Diamond Hill Drive, in Harrisburg Saturday.

Officials say the vehicle was traveling on Diamond Hill Rd, when for unknown reasons, exited the roadway.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle then entered a culvert which launched it 80-feet in the air. It landed on the road and came to a rest in a nearby field.

Nephew was able to exit the the vehicle, but succumb to her injuries a short distance away from the crash scene.

The male passenger, Robert Sims Junior of Salem, was trapped by his seat belt. It had to be cut off to get him out of the car. He was hospitalized with minor injuries, reported 1190KEX.

Nephew was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries sustained in the high-flying wreck.

Investigators say impairment may have played a role in the crash.

An autopsy is scheduled.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly crash may contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Harrisburg is a city in Linn County, Oregon, United States. The population was 3,567 at the 2010 census, according to Wikipedia.

OR Woman Jaquona Goggans ID’d As Victim Found Dead In Portland Vehicle Last Thursday

PORTLAND, OR. (THECOUNT) — Jaquona Lakaya Goggans has been identified as the Portland woman found dead inside a vehicle on February 7th, according to officials.

Goggans, 43, was found deceased inside a vehicle in a southeast Portland, Oregon parking lot located in the 13500 block of Southeast Division Street last Thursday.

Officers responded to a report of an adult female body in a vehicle.

Police are describing her death as suspicious, but no further details were released about the investigation, reports KPTV.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective William Winters at 503-823-0466.

Geo quick facts: Portland, Oregon’s largest city, sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. It’s known for its parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for its eco-friendliness and its microbreweries and coffeehouses. Iconic Washington Park encompasses sites from the formal Japanese Garden to Oregon Zoo and its railway. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music scenes – wikipedia.

OR Teen Zack Mollet ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Hillsboro Crash

HILLSBORO, OR. (THECOUNT) — Zack Mollet has been identified as the victim in a Friday afternoon two-vehicle crash in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Mollet, 19, was killed in a crash occurring Friday afternoon on NE Cornell Road between 34th Avenue and NE 25th Avenue, near the Aircraft Aviation Museum, around 2:30 p.m.

Police said Mollet was operating a black Scion tC headed west, when for unknown reasons, crossed centerlines and struck a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Mollet was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The other driver, identified as William Mills, 81 , of Aloha and an unidentified 62-year-old passenger, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A crash reports noted that speed and weather were likely contributing factors in the fatal crash.

Local news outlets reported the victim as “Zachery Mollet-McEntee,” however, THECOUNT.com has learned that information, originally provided by authorities, may be inaccurate.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Geo quick facts: Hillsboro is the fifth-largest city in the State of Oregon and is the county seat of Washington County. Lying in the Tualatin Valley on the west side of the Portland metropolitan area, the city hosts many high-technology companies, such as Intel, that comprise what has become known as the Silicon Forest – Wikipedia.