ROSEBURG — A Winchester Bay man was sentenced to 22 months in prison May 30 for criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault and other charges.
Walker Kellogg, 26, changed his plea May 22 and was sentenced May 30 according to Douglas County Deputy District Attorney Shannon Sullivan. Circuit Court Judge George Ambrosini handed down the sentence.
Roseburg lawyer Andrew Johnson represented Kellogg.
Kellogg was charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, three counts of third-degree assault, fourth-degree assault, two counts of failing to perform the actions of a driver and initiating a false report.
Sullivan said he pled to criminally negligent homicide, third-degree assault, two counts of failing to perform the duties of a driver and initiating a false report.
On the night of Sept. 2, 2016, Poulsbo, Wash., resident Benjamin Wohl, 27, was driving an ATV north of Banshee Hill in Winchester Bay when the vehicle was hit by one driven by Kellogg. Wohl died from his wounds and 30-year-old Breauna Ellison of Clackamas was seriously injured.
Sullivan said Oregon Department of Corrections staff will determine which prison Kellogg will be incarcerated in.
"This was an extremely difficult case for all involved," the deputy district attorney said. "The victims and their families wanted to see Mr. Kellogg take responsibility for the crash. This resolution was approved by them because it did require Mr. Kellogg to take responsibility for the crash and for leaving the victims after the crash happened."
"This process was a very hard time for the victims but they handled it extremely well and I hope this finally gives them the closure they need to move forward," she said.