STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Tigard police officer critically injured in crash involving drunk driver

Tigard police officer, Matt Barbee is fighting for his life in the hospital after he was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:21 PM

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — An off-duty police officer from Tigard was critically injured when authorities say an intoxicated driver slammed into his car.

The Tigard Police Department says Officer Matthew Barbee was driving home from his patrol shift in the early morning hours Thursday.

Barbee had car trouble and pulled over to wait for help.

While he was waiting inside his car, an intoxicated driver slammed into his car from behind.

Barbee is in critical condition at a local trauma center.

"Matt is one of the most kind hearted people I know, he would give you the shirt off of his back," said Barbee's wife, Sherrie.

The department says the driver remained at the scene and charges are pending.

The person's name was not released.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 13081

Reported Deaths: 247
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah309573
Washington199421
Marion197556
Umatilla11418
Clackamas105129
Malheur4493
Union3762
Lincoln3627
Lane3243
Deschutes2881
Yamhill2179
Jackson1960
Linn18610
Polk18412
Jefferson1710
Morrow1651
Klamath1411
Wasco1212
Benton1176
Hood River1090
Douglas701
Josephine651
Columbia590
Coos580
Clatsop560
Lake240
Crook201
Tillamook200
Wallowa150
Baker130
Curry90
Sherman50
Gilliam20
Harney20
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
58° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 58°
Corvallis
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 58°
Roseburg
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 70°
North Bend
Overcast
54° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 54°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events