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Fatal Crash Highway 30 -- Baker County -- Corrected Date - 07/14/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 in Baker County. 

On July 14, 2019 at about 2:30 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 near milepost 45.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Jesse Butler, age 30, from Baker City, was traveling eastbound on Highway 30.  The Chevrolet Malibu failed to negotiate a left curve and crashed through the guardrail causing extensive damage to the guardrail. The Chevrolet Malibu rolled several times and traveled approximately 200 feet and struck a utility pole. 

Butler was ejected and died from injuries at the scene.  A passenger, Travis Culbertson, age 36, from Baker City, also died from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Highway 30 was closed for several hours during the investigation.  

OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, Baker Fire, Haines Fire and Oregon Trail Electric Co-op. 

No photographs for release. 


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