Crash survivors cited

Two teens who survived a Feb. 6 crash in Eastern Oregon that killed two of their friends have been cited for possession of alcohol and marijuana, Oregon State Police said.

The driver, 18-year-old Kameron Glover Pendleton, was cited for careless driving in addition to being a minor in possession of alcohol and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, said OSP Lt. Gregg Hastings.

His driving privileges are currently suspended for reasons unrelated to this case, and also has a one-year suspension pending for his involvement in the fatal crash, Hastings said.

Front-seat passenger Armando Manuel "Mannie" Serrano, 18, was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The citations, all misdemeanors, were handed out by OSP investigators after Lake County District Attorney David Schutt determined that there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges, Hastings said.

"These new charges are minor and therefore would not cross my desk," Schutt said. "However, if one of them decides to fight the charges in court, I would appear for the hearing."

According to an OSP report, Pendleton was driving 70 mph on bare pavement on rural Highway 395 about 45 miles north of Lakeview when he came upon a cow standing in the road.

He drove his Ford F-150 off the road, overcorrected and rolled the truck several times. Two rear passengers, Corey Keller, 17, and Zachary Roberts, 18, both of Talent, were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene, OSP said.

The teens were on their way to Jackson Hole, Wyo., to snowboard.

OSP troopers from the Burns office arrived on the scene and found nearly a full bottle of rum, a quarter bottle of gin and 11 grams of marijuana at the crash.

Reach reporter Chris Conrad at 776-4471, or e-mail

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