Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 15th, 2007 at 9:25 pm
[Updated 7/16, 8:55am]
arrested for the hit-and-run.
(Photo: Or. State Police)
The incident happened just east of Columbia City on Highway 30.
40 year-old northeast Portland resident Daniel Whittlinger veered over the fog line and rear-ended Gerald Marvin, a 24 year-old from Seattle. Whittlinger allegedly stopped and then fled in his vehicle and was stopped by the St. Helens Police Department about eight miles east of the crash scene.
After Marvin was struck, two other bicyclists may have collided with him or his bicycle and were also injured. They are identified as Michael J. Ball, age 47, from Gresham, and Mark W. Tribble, age 33, from Seattle, Washington.
Marvin was treated at the scene and transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with serious injuries. He is reported in fair condition as of this morning (Monday). Ball and Tribble had minor injuries, were transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital and have been treated and released.
The driver was arrested for Felony Hit & Run, DUII and a Parole Violation.
The Oregon State Police and the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, are continuing the investigation and seeking witnesses to the suspect’s activities and driving before and after the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (800) 452-7888.