One child killed, 3 occupants injured in single-vehicle traffic crash outside Molalla; driver arrested on Manslaughter, DUII, other charges

News release from: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:12 a.m.

Please reference CCSO Case #18-17131

Booking photo: Shane Richard Bremer

Booking photo: Shane Richard BremerAt approximately 5:21 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported single-vehicle traffic crash with multiple injuries; the involved parties in the crash were reportedly at a residence in the 34000 block of S. Dickey Prairie Rd. in Molalla. 

The crash scene, involving a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, was reportedly about 15 miles from the residence -- but due to a lack of cell service, all parties involved in the crash made their way to the Dickey Prairie Rd. residence by flagging down another motorist.

Deputies and medical personnel from Molalla Fire responded. The crash was a single-vehicle crash with multiple injuries. One child, Derick Bedwell, age 6, sustained fatal injuries. Two other children -- Dylan Bedwell, 6, and Rebecca Sanders, 10 -- sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital via AMR. A fourth passenger, Jennifer Sanders, 29, of Canby, sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital via Life Flight

The operator of the vehicle, Shane Richard Bremer, 34, of Hubbard, accompanied two of the children to the hospital via AMR. Mr. Bremer, who is not the father of any of the three children, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the hospital. 

Following an investigation, Mr. Bremer was arrested and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter I (1 count)
  • Reckless Driving (1 count)
  • Reckless Endangering (4 counts)
  • Assault IV (3 counts)
  • Assault III (1 count)
  • DUII – Alcohol (1 count)

Bremer's complete booking info can be found here. Bail was set at $282,500. A booking photo of Shane Richard Bremer is linked above.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Medical Examiner's Office, American Medical Response, Life Flight Network, Molalla Police, Molalla Fire, and the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT)


The investigation continues. Anyone who may have seen Mr. Bremer on Friday, June 15, 2018 is urged to call the CCSO Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or leave an online tip here: -- please reference CCSO Case #18-17131.


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Contact Info:
Sgt. Brian Jensen 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 
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