2 arrested after ODOT worker struck by car

2 arrested after ODOT worker struck by car

Credit: Salem Police

2 arrested after ODOT worker struck by car

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by Michael Rollins & Teresa Blackman, KGW staff

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Posted on October 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 1 at 1:05 PM

SALEM -- Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident involving a road worker struck by a car in South Salem earlier this week.

A 17-year-old driver lost control of his 1999 Honda Accord on Kuebler Boulevard near I-5 Wednesday night and hit Philip Lane, who was working on a project for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The teen continued along the roadway and also struck a street sweeper, causing heavy damage. Investigators later determined that he was driving drunk, according to Salem police spokesman Lt. Steve Birr.

Lane, 46, of Corvallis, was taken to Salem Hospital with serious injuries. The teen was also hospitalized, but he had only minor injuries.

On Friday, police arrested two people who they believe supplied alcohol to the teen driver before he got behind the wheel.

Gonzalo Hernandez Ramirez, 20, and his 22-year-old sister, Rosa were charged with allowing minors to consume alcohol.

The name of the teen driver has not been released.

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