On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at approximately 6:33pm, officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of 3370 Washburn Way. The accident involved a passenger vehicle that had left the scene and a motorcycle. The motorcycle was stated to be traveling northbound on Washburn Way near Onyx Avenue, and the passenger vehicle was traveling southbound on Washburn Way before turning eastbound onto Onyx Avenue.

Officers found the 34- year- old, male, motorcycle rider laying in the roadway, at which time officers, witnesses, and medical personnel from Klamath County Fire District #1 attempted life saving measures. The male was soon declared deceased from injuries sustained during the incident.

Klamath Falls Police Officers and Deputies from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search for the involved vehicle and a later located the maroon, 2007 Dodge Caliber, and later identified the driver as Tashia Medina, DOB 01/21/1990, of Klamath Falls. After an interview and further investigation, Ms. Medina was arrested and lodged at the Klamath County Jail on charges of Failing to Perform Duties of a Driver-Felony.

Oregon State Police Troopers are assisting with an accident reconstruction, and further investigation into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.