Tree line proposed where Ore. car was swept away



ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — City engineers in Albany want to plant a row of trees to mark a clear line between a parking lot and a creek where two people died when floodwaters from a rainstorm swept their car away.

Witnesses say Periwinkle Creek rose quickly on Jan. 18 and was level with the parking lot at the Mega Foods supermarket.

There’s a row of low shrubs along the parking lot. The Albany Democrat-Herald reported Friday that ( there have been calls for a more conspicuous boundary, and the public works department proposes a row of leafy trees.

An 18-year-old woman and her year-old son died when the car was pulled into the creek. The driver survived. His 5-year-old son has been hospitalized. Family members say he is doing well.


Information from: Albany Democrat-Herald,