Fatal Auto Accident on Oregon 126 Leaves 4 Others Injured

Date: August 15, 2009
Location: Oregon 126
Names: Sarah Elizabeth Dain, Craig Q. Watkins, Michael Huber, Carolyn Huber

The Oregonian reports the death of one woman and the injuries of four others in an accident that occurred Sunday morning, August 15th, 2009.

The accident happened as driver Sarah Elizabeth Dain, 58, of Florence was traveling westbound when her car crossed the center line of Oregon 126, sideswiping an eastbound truck driven by Craig Q. Watkins, 44, of Twin Falls, Idaho. Continuing to drive west in the eastbound lane, Dain collided head-on with a car driven by Michael W. Huber, 42, of Veneta. The car also contained Huber’s wife Carolyn and their two sons, aged 2 and 7. Members of the family were transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. They did not recieve any life-threatening injuries. Sarah Dain was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is a hard time for Sarah’s family, and we’re sure that questions regarding the accident are forming as we speak. We hope that any further investigation proves helpful in shedding light on Sarah’s last minutes. In the meantime, we hope that her loved ones come together over what is undoubtedly a hard time. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

We also hope Craig Watkins and the Huber family have time to fully recover from the emotional shock of being in an accident, but oftentimes insurance companies are often in a hurry to start legal proceedings, turning to the victims for statements to collect every detail available. We hope that this won’t be the case for the Dains, Craig Watkin’s or Dennis and Carolyn Huber, but all too often it is. To help in situations like these, we offer a free, informational accident book that can be accessed here, and that may be a great ally to the Dains during this time.

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