Sheriff's Office investigates alleged drunk driver following single-vehicle crash that killed 19-year-old passenger

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: May 11, 2013, 8:42 p.m.

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At approximately 11 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to an alcohol-involved vehicle crash near Highway 170 and Aldercreek Lane outside Canby. One passenger was killed from injuries sustained in the crash. The incident is still under investigation.

A passerby called 911 to report a vehicle crashed into a power pole near the 25100 block of Hwy 170 outside the city of Canby. Power lines were also reported to be down. Sheriff"s Office deputies responded to the scene and were assisted by officers from the Canby Police and Canby Fire.

The vehicle reportedly struck the power pole on the passenger side with enough force to break it and knock it to the ground. The vehicle came to a stop on its top.  The vehicle was heading from the Molalla area back towards the city of Canby.

Three occupants were in the vehicle. All were injured.

The driver -- Isac Cobarrubias, 17 of Canby -- and the back-seat passenger, a 15-year-old male, were both transported to OHSU by ground ambulance for injuries.

The front seat passenger -- Daniel Gonzalez, 19, of Canby -- was transported by Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Daniel Gonzalez later died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Responding deputies reported signs of alcohol use by the driver and initiated an investigation for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) was called in to assist with accident reconstruction.

The investigation is ongoing.


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Contact Info:
Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office


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