Boardman Man Loses Life in Crash

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A 48-year-old Boardman man died Monday night in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 84. (Photo: OSP)

A Boardman died Monday night in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 84.

According to the Oregon State Police, a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Ever Morena Lerma, 48, of Boardman, was eastbound on I-84 when, for an unknown reason, it left the roadway, rolling several times. The accident occurred around 8:40 p.m.

The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames by the time emergency personnel arrived. Moreno Lerma was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene by medical personnel.

The eastbound “B” lane was closed for approximately three hours while OSP investigated the crash. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor and it was determined that Moreno Lerma was not wearing his seatbelt.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Umatilla County Fire District 1, the Baker City Police Department, the Idaho State Police, the Boardman Police Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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