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SCAPPOOSE, Ore. - On this Father's Day, two daughters who lost their Dad three months ago in a crash are pushing for change.

Lonny Friberg, 62, was on his way home when another driver ran a red light and killed him on Highway 30 at Cornelius Pass Road.

Since the charge of vehicular homicide does not exist in Oregon, the driver who killed him did not technically do anything wrong, at least criminally.

His two daughters have been pushing lawmakers to draw up a vehicular homicide law for Oregon, which is one of only four states without one.

Friberg's daughters said he would want them to push for a change that could protect others.

The law they are pushing for would make vehicular homicide a felony punishable by 10 years in prison.