STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Linn County crash kills mother and child

Alcohol is considered a factor in a double fatal crash Tuesday evening.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 9:20 AM
Updated: Jul 24, 2019 6:20 PM

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ore. -- The Linn County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that killed a young mother and one of her two children on Tuesday evening.

The two-vehicle crash happened at 6:17 p.m. near 25710 Brush Creek Road, about a mile east of Crawfordsville.

Sheriff Jim Yon said a black 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Ty Kirkland, 23, was heading southbound on Brush Creek Road with passengers Stormy Barge, 24, and her two children, Emma Pulido, 5, and Macy Pulido, 3, all of Sweet Home.

The second vehicle, a green 1999 Jeep Wrangler driven by Brian McIntire, 29, of Sweet Home, was northbound on Brush Creek Road when it left its lane of travel and collided with the Mitsubishi.

Stormy Barge died at the scene of the crash. Emma Pulido was taken by ambulance and Life Flight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis but died while en route.

Ty Kirkland and Macy Pulido were taken to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield with minor injuries.

Authorities said alcohol was a factor in the crash. Brian McIntire was arrested and taken to Linn County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, two counts of first-degree manslaughter and reckless driving. He was arraigned Friday afternoon.

KEZI 9 News talked to Aireale Bruce, who said the crash happened in front of her home.

"I was in the shower at the time, and I didn't know what was going on. But then when I got out, I saw all that," said Bruce. "I assumed it was a car accident because there were lots of cops and fire trucks everywhere."

This was the second fatal crash to take place on Brush Creek Road since early Sunday after Jackie Saari died in an accident that was also suspected to be alcohol-related. Sheriff Yon urged drivers to slow down and drive responsibly.

RELATED: ALCOHOL, SPEED LIKELY FACTORS IN CRASH THAT KILLED SPRINGFIELD MAN

"We have a lot of county roadways that are kind of out in the middle of nowhere, so we have drivers that tend to get their speeds up. So we are always patrolling those roadways. We also participate in extra DUI patrols," said Lt. Michelle Duncan with the Linn County Sheriff's Office.

The Multi-Agency Investigation Team, Lebanon Police Department, Sweet Home Fire Department, Linn County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Linn County Road Department assisted.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 21272

Reported Deaths: 356
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah491795
Washington308825
Marion291170
Umatilla229028
Clackamas153840
Malheur78314
Deschutes60410
Lane5853
Jackson4652
Yamhill46013
Lincoln4169
Union3942
Jefferson3604
Morrow3573
Polk31312
Linn28110
Klamath2012
Wasco1923
Hood River1910
Benton1696
Douglas1511
Josephine1152
Columbia960
Coos910
Clatsop850
Crook471
Baker380
Tillamook340
Lake320
Wallowa191
Sherman160
Curry150
Harney100
Gilliam40
Grant40
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 67°
Corvallis
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 65°
Roseburg
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 79°
North Bend
Scattered Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 56°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events