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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highwy 20 near Vale in Malheur County

January 20,2014

Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred west of Vale on Highway 20. During the crash, the vehicle collided with a power pole causing lines to drop on the highway.

According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, on January 19, 2014 at approximately 1:10 p.m. a 2003 Pontiac Grand AM driven by DEANNA DEWBERRY, age 35, from Vale, was traveling westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 240. As a vehicle reportedly was passing the Pontiac, The driver lost control while slowing. The Pontiac spun off the westbound shoulder and struck a power pole, gas meter, mail boxes and a sign. Power lines dropped onto the highway, closing it for about an hour until the scene could be cleared.

DEWBERRY was initially transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario and has been transferred to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Hospital staff member described her condition as stable. She was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Kim Waddell is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Vale Fire and Ambulance, Cascade Natural Gas, and ODOT.


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