UPDATED w/ ARREST, CHARGES, BOOKING INFO: Wilsonville Police, Sheriff's Office respond after vehicle driven by male, 19, strikes two 13-year-olds on sidewalk

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Aug. 7-9 and Oct. 31, 2013

Media and Interested Parties


Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-23964


The Wilsonville Police Department has concluded its investigation of the Aug. 7 accident in which a male driver, 19, allegedly struck two 13-year-old pedestrians on a Wilsonville sidewalk. Wilsonville PD has referred its findings to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Suspect Tyler Joos has been charged and booked into Clackamas County Jail. Full booking info is here.

The Wilsonville Police department concluded its in-depth investigation Tuesday, Oct. 29. "A crash of this nature requires a precise and diligent investigation, which takes time to be done correctly," said Chief James Rhodes of the Wilsonville Police department.
A forensic analysis was conducted by a lab in Florida that can detect the use of intoxicating inhalants -- which are believed to have been a factor in this case.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) assisted Wilsonville Police with reconstructing the crash. Investigators interviewed dozens of witnesses and obtained and studied surveillance footage from nearby businesses.
On October 31, 2013, the suspect driver -- Tyler Joos, 19, from Wilsonville -- turned himself into the Wilsonville Police Department and was later booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges of Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), and multiple counts of Assault in the 3rd and 4th degree. Bail is set at $40,000.

A booking photo of Joos is linked above, along with crash-scene images and video from the Aug. 7 incident.

The original August 7-9 releases are below.

EARLIER: Friday, Aug, 9, 2013

The investigation is continuing. A search warrant is being prepared to do a forensic examination of Tyler Joos' vehicle, which is standard in this sort of case.

Sheriff's Office investigators and members of the Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) are still working to create a re-construction of the incident. Investigators are also conducting interviews of known witnesses and are actively seeking other witnesses.

The investigation is ongoing, and no charges are pending at this writing. Further updates will be released as they become available.

TIPS SOUGHT: If you were a witness to this crash or have any other information regarding this incident, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip-Line -- - by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-23964.

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

EARLIER: Aug. 7, 2013, 4:05 p.m.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a vehicle that struck two teenage pedestrians near the intersection of SW Wilsonville Road near Memorial Drive in Wilsonville.

A vehicle heading westbound on Wilsonville road reportedly veered off the road, went across the sidewalk, and struck two 13-year-old females walking on the sidewalk.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Paramedics provided medical care the two injured teen girls. One patient was transported by air ambulance and one transported by ground ambulance to OHSU.

The 19-year-old driver -- Tyler Joos, from Wilsonville -- remained on-scene and is cooperating with police.

Wilsonville Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's investigators are currently working to determine what caused the vehicle to veer off the road.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) is en route to the crash scene.

Photos and additional information will be released at a later time.


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

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