Umatilla County – On Monday, December 19, 2022, the Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 84, near milepost 188, in Umatilla County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a white 2000 Ford F-350, operated by Chad Michael Flynn (39) of Carnation (WA), was traveling eastbound when his vehicle lost traction and collided with a guardrail causing it to roll over. The driver was determined to be deceased at the scene. A female passenger, Danielle King (45) of Carnation (WA), suffered minor injuries and was given a courtesy ride to Good Shepherd Hospital to wait for family.
Neither occupant is believed to have been using safety belts. The collision is still under investigation.
The roadway was closed for approximately 3.5 hours during the preliminary investigation.
OSP was assisted by the Stanfield Police Department, Umatilla County Fire District #1, Echo Fire, and ODOT.