No. 4 — Volunteers picking up trash along Highway 20 in Philomath struck in fatal hit-and-run
Robert Ozretich, a 70-year-old Corvallis man, was picking up trash on Jan. 13 along Highway 20 in Philomath. He died after being struck by a pickup that fled the scene.
Allan Deutsch, 85, of Corvallis, who was on litter patrol, as well, also was seriously injured after being hit by the vehicle.
The driver, Ricky Ray Ferguson of Toledo, was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in prison in June, after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence. He also entered a no contest plea to driving under the influence of intoxicants.
To read our initial story on the crash, click here.