Stolen Prius linked to fatal motorcycle crash

Michala Ann Brown is a "person of interest" in the case

A motorcyclist died in a hit-and-run crash on Hwy 22 in Polk County, April 14, 2017 (OSP)
A motorcyclist died in a hit-and-run crash on Hwy 22 in Polk County, April 14, 2017 (OSP)

RICKREALL, Ore. (KOIN) — A hit-and-run crash that killed a motorcyclist early Friday in Polk County was likely caused by a stolen Toyota Prius that was later found on fire in a different location.

The 6:30 a.m. crash happened on Hwy 22 near milepost 14, the Oregon State Police said. Sheridan resident James Rudolph Osredkar, 43, died at the scene.

When they arrived at the scene of the crash, troopers were told of the car fire on Ford Street in Rickreall.

The Prius was stolen a few days ago in Lincoln County, OSP said.

Friday afternoon, investigators said Michala Ann Brown is a “person of interest” in the case. She was found Saturday and taken into custody for a probation violation.

Oregon State Police are still looking for 19-year-old Brenden Duck, 23-year-old Makayla Aldeguer and 19-year-old Jessica Jaeger, who persons of interest.

Investigators would like anyone with information to call them at 800.452.7888.

Michala Ann Brown is a person of interest in a stolen car-fatal hit-and-run case. Undated photo released April 14, 2017 by OSP
Michala Ann Brown is a person of interest in a stolen car-fatal hit-and-run case. Undated photo released April 14, 2017 by OSP