OR State Police Seek Help Following Crash Near Clatskanie

Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public’s help to find two unidentified suspects following Tuesday morning’s crash of a stolen vehicle along Highway 30 near Clatskanie.

On April 2, 2013 at approximately 9:45 a.m., OSP and area law enforcement agencies responded to the scene of a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 30 near milepost 65 in Columbia County. A 1995 Kia Sephia passenger car displaying Washington license plates traveled off the highway and was abandoned by two unidentified people. Responding officers determined the car was stolen overnight from a Kelso, Washington residence.

The two suspects were described as a white male and female in their 30′s to 40′s. The male is over 6 feet tall with short, dark hair and was wearing a dark jacket. The female has a slim build, long brown hair, and was wearing jeans and carrying a pink backpack.

Officers from OSP, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, Clatskanie Police Department and a K-9 from Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office searched the area but didn’t find the suspects. It is unknown if a passing motorists picked them up in the area.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (800) 452-7888. Trooper Jessica Spurlock is the lead investigator.