January 20 2019
CORVALLIS, Oregon — A 54-year-old Oregon man has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in a deadly hit-and-run crash. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Ricky Ray Ferguson plead guilty to first-degree manslaughter, second-degree assault and tampering with physical evidence, and entered a plea of no contest to driving under the influence.
Ferguson was arrested in January after hitting two men who were volunteering to pick up trash by the highway in Philomath. Ferguson's pickup truck hit 85-year-old Allan Deutsch and 70-year-old Robert Ozretich, who died at the scene.
A pipe and methamphetamine was later found inside Ferguson's pickup.
Ferguson's sentence includes three years of post-prison supervision and a lifetime driver's license revocation.