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News Release
Fatal Crash - Interstate 84 - Union County - 09/18/23

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, at approximately 11:54 A.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84, near milepost 260, in Union County.


The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Volvo commercial motor vehicle and trailer, operated by Victor Lee Jones (62) of St. George (UT), left the roadway, went through an ODOT fence, and struck a tree.  The impact caused the Volvo to catch fire and become fully engulfed.  The fire spread to a barn and the local fire departments responded to extinguish the fire.


The operator of the Volvo (Jones) was declared deceased at the scene.


The highway was not impacted during the on-scene investigation. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


OSP was assisted by La Grande Fire Department, Island city rural fire department, and ODOT. 

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