Stanfield Man Dies in Accident


A Stanfield man died Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in Union County.

According to the Oregon State Police, the crash occurred near milepost 256. It was not witnessed by anyone, but was later discovered by someone walking near the river who then reported it to law enforcement.

The preliminary investigation indicated a 2013 Chevy Silverado, operated by Aaron Ray Waggoner, 47, of Stanfield, failed to negotiate a curve, went off the roadway and became airborne before coming to rest, upside down in a river more than 100 feet below the roadway. Waggoner was found dead upon arrival.

The vehicle involved was owned by the city of La Grande and had been reported stolen at approximately 9 p.m., March 26.

The roadway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Union County Sheriff Department, La Grande Fire Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.


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