M-F man injured in traffic crash dies


A Milton-Freewater man died at Harborview Medical Center on Monday night, hospital officials said, more than a week after being taken to the facility after a traffic collision.

James R. Badgett, 80, was struck by another motorist on Highway 11 near Ferndale Road in Milton-Freewater on Dec. 26. According to Oregon State Police, Badgett’s car had failed to stop for traffic before entering the highway. He was taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center and then flown to Harborview.


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