LINN COUNTY, Ore- Five months after a deadly crash on Highway 34, a Blodgett woman now faces criminal charges.
Oregon State Police arrested 36-year old Valorie Carrigan on Wednesday after she was indicted by a Linn County Grand Jury on charges of First Degree Manslaughter, Second Degree Assault and two other felony counts.
The arrest follows an investigation into a September 5th, 2012 fatal traffic crash on Highway 34, in which a vehicle driven by Carrigan attempted to change lanes in front of a vehicle driven by 22-year old Chelsea Duffy of Myrtle Creek.
Carrigan’s vehicle struck Duffy’s Pontiac Vibe on the right front section, causing Duffy to lose control, cross into the westbound lane and collide head-on with a Jeep.
Duffy was pronounced dead at the scene, the driver of the Jeep was seriously injured.
Carrigan is currently being held at the Linn County Jail.