CANBY, Ore. — The driver and sole survivor in a crash that killed three people in Canby early Tuesday morning has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on an unrelated heroin possession charge, the sheriff’s office said.
Authorities identified the deceased on Wednesday as Anthony Brannock, 37, of Woodburn; Nathan Casicato, 24, of Wilsonville; and Maxime Avgi, 28, of Woodburn.
Initial reports state that Savannah Lee Perry, 24, was driving the Chevy Malibu at the time of the crash early Tuesday morning near the intersection of S Dryland and S Barnards roads.
Deputies arrived to find the vehicle about 10 feet off the road; it had crashed into a tree and was sheared into two pieces that ended up about 40 to 50 feet apart.
Perry was taken to a hospital for treatment and was later booked into the Clackamas County Jail on a heroin possession charge. Investigators say it was not related to the crash.
Her bail is set at $40,000.
Now, the family of Casicato is coming to grips with their tragic loss.
"Devastated. Devastating. No mom should lose their son," said Julie Bannock, Casicato's aunt.
Bannock and Sandy Kinard both flew up from San Diego after the accident to comfort their sister, Pam, who is Casicato's mother.
"We’re numb. So trying to help and support her and having to make the decisions -- where, what to do, where to bury him, how to bury him, we’re just not ready, it’s just overwhelming," Bannock said.
Together, the sisters visited the site of Tuesday's crash.
"We went to the crash site there and there was a shoe lying there. There were bits and pieces of the wreck -- just tried to figure out where did he end up lying," said Kinard, choking back tears.
The sisters also sent their thoughts to the families of the other victims of Tuesday's crash.
Sandy and Julie have set up a GoFundme account to help Pam deal with costs in an overwhelming situation.
"No parent should ever have to go through this," Bannock said.