Jared Carr was had just begun his night ride when 19 year-old David Godinez says he swerved to avoid a skunk and lost control of his car..smashing into Jared..two phone poles..and a line of trees. Jared died at the scene.
Friends say he had just left the Prosser Truck Stop and planned to ride into Richland as part of his training for an upcoming marathon.
Officers report smelling alcohol on Godinez and took him in for blood analysis.
Jared's gear is said to have been fully equipped for night-time riding.
A charge of vehicular homicide is pending.
And - Oregon troopers are still unsure what caused a Dayton man to slam head-on into a tree yesterday afternoon.
Investigators say 25-year old Juan Manuel Avalos Cazares was heading south on Highway 221 outside of Wheatland when it appears he lost control of his pick-up rounding a curve. Juan's vehicle flew off the roadway and parked itself in the side of a large tree.
Firefighters spent the better part of an hour pulling him from the wreckage.
He was air-lifted to the hospital where he lies in critical condition. The only hard fact at this time is that Juan was driving on a suspended license.