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Cinder block dropped onto car from I-5 overpass


Oregon State Police sought the public’s help to find whoever dropped a cinder block from an Interstate 5 overpass in Creswell early Sunday that broke through a car’s windshield and injured a passenger.

Around 4:30 a.m., a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by Michael Becker, 28, of Roy, Wash., was northbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane traveling under the East Oregon Avenue overpass in Creswell when a cinder block fell from the overpass and came through the windshield.

The block struck passenger Tiffany Becker, 30, in her face, causing a non-life-threatening injury, troopers said.

The woman was taken by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment. The driver was not injured, troopers said.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

Troopers received information that four unidentified persons, two on bicycles and two on skateboards, were in the area around the time of the incident, but don’t know if they are connected with the investigation.

Anyone with information to help identify the four subjects or who saw suspicious activity in the vicinity of the overpass around 4:28 a.m. Sunday morning is asked to contact OSP Trooper Gerald Ellis at (541) 726-2536 or

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