Council to Address Main Street Concerns

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After three children were hit and killed as well as several other deaths along a dangerous stretch of Main Street in Springfield, the community is asking for action. The Springfield City Council is set to address safety concerns along the state highway. That devastating crash that killed three kids was a painful … Continue reading »

Local Businesses Fundraise for Family

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s a tragic situation that has caught the attention of not only community members, but local businesses as well. They say they’re hoping to help the Hudson family through donations in this time of need. A tragedy that has torn apart a family is now bringing a community together. “It’s a tragic, … Continue reading »

Emotional Vigil Honors 3 Children

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It was an emotional night along Main Street Wednesday as hundreds of people honored three children at a roadside vigil. Four-year-old Tyler Hudson, 5-year-old Mckenzie Hudson, and 8-year-old John Day were all killed as they tried to cross Main Street with their mother. Her recovery continues. Parents held tight to their children … Continue reading »

Petition for Footbridge Started

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — One Springfield resident is taking action to make the intersection of 54th and Main streets safer by starting a petition to build a footbridge over Main St. According to the website, there have been more than ten fatalities in the last ten years. Four of those have been in the last two … Continue reading »

Pedestrians Call Crossing Main St. Tough

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Pedestrians say it can be tricky to make your way across Main St. even with a pedestrian signal, like the one you see at the 54th St. intersection. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) says it bases the amount of time you get to cross a street on several factors including the … Continue reading »

SPD Says Driver Likely Ran Red Light

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Police say the driver involved in a fatal crash was likely running a red light when he entered the crosswalk on 54th and Main Sunday, killing three children and injuring their mother. Brian Antone, Patrol Officer for Springfield Police Department said various witness accounts of the crash indicate that the driver … Continue reading »

Community Members Mourn Children Killed

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Community members are showing their support for the family, all day stopping by with gifts like flowers and teddy bears. Some say they were at the intersection Sunday night and watched as emergency responders worked on scene. They came back to pay their respects a day later, but the emotions were still … Continue reading »

Accident Survivor Reacts to Deadly Crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A boy who was badly hurt when he was hit by a car in 2013 is speaking about a deadly accident that killed three children Sunday night. In September 2013, Kaleb Oyervides, a 12-year-old Springfield boy, was hit by a car at 51st and Main streets, just a few blocks from Sunday … Continue reading »

Community Mourns for Crash Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A tragic crash killed three children and sent a woman to the hospital. This happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday at 54th and Main streets when the four were crossing Main Street. The tragedy has hit the community hard. Mourners continue to come by a vigil for the victims where the accident … Continue reading »

City Approves Funds for Fire Victims

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Help is on the way for those forced from their apartments after it was deemed unfit to live. During Monday’s council meeting, councilors talked about dipping into the general fund to help those who can longer live at the Main Street building because it doesn’t meet fire and other city codes. The … Continue reading »

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