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Keizer man arrested following Highway 18 crash

Brandyn Ryder
Brandyn Ryder


A Keizer man was arrested in connected with a three-vehicle crash Thursday morning on Highway 18 in the area of the Booth Bend Road overpass.

Brandyn John Ryder, 22, was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance/hydrocodone and a Schedule IV drug, in addition to one count each of reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person and tampering with drug records. He was booked into the Yamhill County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Oregon State Police trooper Dan Davis gave this account:

Ryder, driving a Honda Civic, was traveling eastbound when he crossed the centerline. Oscar M. Pena, 72, of Sheridan, was driving a   GMC pickup westbound and was struck by Ryder's vehicle on the left side.

The impact caused it to spin around into the eastbound lane of travel and into the path of a Saturn Vue SUV driven by Javier Flor Martinez, 24, of Keizer.

Martinez had to be extricated from his vehicle by McMinnville Fire Department rescue personnel. He was transported by ambulance to the Willamette Valley Medical Center and later transferred to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He is listed in serious condition. An air ambulance was requested to the scene, but none were available to be dispatched because of weather conditions.