A Stanfield man died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on S. Highway 395.
According to the Hermiston Police Department, a 2017 Subaru Legacy, driven by Jose Ascencion Torres, 70, of Hermiston, was traveling south on Highway 395 and attempted to turn into a driveway at the 2200 block of S. Highway 395. At the same time, a 1992 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by 48-year-old Dustin Scott of Stanfield was traveling northbound in the same area.
According to the HPD, Torres turned left in the path of Scott, both vehicles collided and Scott’s pick-up rolled, ejecting him from his truck.
Officers arrived on scene around 7:30 a.m., and began performing CPR until they were relieved by Umatilla Fire District 1 EMS personnel. They continued CPR but Scott was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
Scott’s vehicle was also carrying a 14-year old child, who was wearing a seat belt and was not ejected. The child and Torres were transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center and have since been released from the hospital.
The investigation into the accident is ongoing and the Oregon State Police assisted with a traffic re-constructionist. HPD said there will be continuing review of the accident along with the District Attorney’s Office as further evidence is developed.
HPD said it does not appear that speed or intoxicants were a factor. Torres was cited for careless driving.