Baker County – On Monday, January 20, 2023, at approximately 4:33 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 86, near milepost 57, in Baker County.
The preliminary investigation indicated a 2015 Ford Edge, operated by Amber Hampton (30) of Halfway, failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a rock feature. The operator, who was the solo occupant, was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. The highway was closed and the operator was transported to a hospital via Lifeflight. The operator was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
The Highway was closed for approximately five hours during the course of the investigation.
OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, Halfway Rural Ambulance, and ODOT.