Passenger dies after driver loses control, rolls vehicle
At 5:35 p.m., Sept. 28, Yamhill County Deputies and Newberg Fire Department personnel responded to the 16000 block of NE Ribbon Ridge Road, on a report of a single vehicle roll-over crash.
Upon arrival, the passenger of the vehicle was unconscious and not breathing. He was unable to be revived and declared dead at the scene.
The 1994 Jeep Wrangler was traveling south on NE Ribbon Ridge Road when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle. Heavy rains and wind were present at the time, but have not been determined to be contributing factors to the crash. The deceased is identified as 41-year-old Duane EricGraf of Portland. The driver of the vehicle is identified as 53-year-old Steven Todd Kuenzi, also from Portland. At this time, alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with further information or questions contact Yamhill County Sheriff Jack Crabtree, 503-434-7506