Eugene, Ore. – At 3:36 p.m. 9/8/22, Eugene Central Lane Communications Center (911) received a report of a reckless Toyota 4-Runner driver who had run over a tent with people inside, and then further down the road, went onto a sidewalk and hit a pedestrian near Dari Mart.
What we know:
1) Rodeen had wrecked his sister’s vehicle earlier that day. How badly, unknown.
2) Rodeen was seen driving erratically near his home near Beacon
3) Rodeen was seen driving erratically and dangerously up/down NW Expressway.
4) Rodeen then entered HWY99 and hit two people, killing one.
5) a citizen caught Rodeen and held him for police at/near Knecht’s Auto Parts, 1082 Highway 99 N, Eugene
6) Rodeen was arraigned in Riverbend Hospital on 9/9/22
7) Rodeen is in jail, with no bail set
The deceased victim’s name is Amber Joanne Mark, age 42, no address.
UPDATE: 9/9/22 12:50pm: Anthony Charles Rodeen, 18, is being charged in this incident with murder 2, attempted murder, assault 2, and 2 charges of “hit and run”. Case #: 22CR43901 (The two “hit and run” charges have been amended to felonies now. It will take a while for our system to update.)
Multiple Eugene Police units responded. The driver was detained with some involvement by bystanders at a 1082 Hwy. 99 parking lot. Eugene Police took custody without issue and transported him to Eugene Police headquarters, and then to a local hospital for treatment of undetermined conditions.
Two people had been in the tent and one, a female is deceased. The pedestrian hit near Dari Mart was transported to a local hospital. The 23-year-old victim taken to the hospital is recovering from her injuries.
Please contact Detective Jen Curry, 541.682.5166, with any relevant information in this case including: any reckless driving observations in the area during that time from including Hwy 99 and in that general area of west and northwest Eugene.
EPD Patrol, Major Collision Investigation team, Violent Crimes Unit, Community Service Officers, Drone Team, Eugene Springfield Fire, Eugene Public Works, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, and Oregon State Police, to the scene.
Press conference with Chief of Police Skinner from 9/8/2022:
The multiple crash scenes cover more than a mile.
(Information from EPD – Cover photo by: David Nick Mialkovsk)