LA GRANDE – 16th Street between ‘H’ Avenue and Jakob Street is currently closed due to a death investigation. At approximately 5:30 AM this morning, a passerby observed a male lying on the side of the road on 16th Street near Wildflower Lodge and immediately contacted 911.
La Grande Police Department officers immediately responded and confirmed the male subject was deceased. The area was immediately secured and La Grande Police Departments investigators were dispatched to the scene.
This case is thoroughly being investigated and the initial investigation appears to be a vehicle versus pedestrian Hit and Run. The La Grande Police Department is receiving assistance from the Oregon State Police, the Union County Sheriff’s Office, and the Union County District Attorney.
If anyone has information to assist in this investigation, please contact Sgt. Ryan Miller at 541.963.1017.