A motorist was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 188, in Umatilla County.
According to the Oregon State Police (OSP), the preliminary investigation indicated a white 2000 Ford F-350, operated by Chad Michael Flynn, 39, of Carnation, Wash., was traveling eastbound when his vehicle lost traction and collided with a guardrail causing it to rollover.
Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger, Danielle King, 45, also of Carnation, suffered minor injuries and was given a courtesy ride to Good Shepherd Medical Center 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 the Oregon Department of Transportation.
RIP Chad! Praying for you a quick recovery and so sad to hear of your loss! Amem