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Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Baker County (Photo) - 03/19/20

On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at approximately 6:50 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 342.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Pontiac Grand Am, occupied by Michael Maddox (55) of Weiser, Idaho, was parked on the eastbound shoulder of I-84 when an eastbound Ford Explorer, operated by Debra Archer (37) of Kelso, Washington, ran into the Pontiac.

Maddox, who was seated in the drivers seat, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Archer was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital for injuries.

Passenger in the Ford Explorer, Jimmy Padilla (48) of Las Cruces, NM, was transported by air ambulance with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by Huntington Rural Fire Department and ODOT.

 

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