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Driver Has Minor Injuries After Collision During Landslide - Interstate 84 west of Hood River

February 13, 2014

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

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One person has minor injuries Wednesday night after their vehicle crashed into a several large boulders during a landslide on Interstate 84 about one mile west of Hood River. The slide is bloc king the eastbound lanes and one westbound lane. ODOT personnel are on scene working to clear the slide before deciding when it is safe to re-open the eastbound lanes for traffic.

On February 12, 2014 at approximately 7:26 p.m., a passenger car driven by DANIEL KOOPMAN, age 54, from Summerville, Oregon, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 61 when a landslide occurred from the south side of the freeway lanes. Large boulders and debris slid across the eastbound lanes, pushing the concrete center barrier into the left westbound lane. The collided with large boulders as the slide was occurring and KOOPMAN was left with a damaged car and minor injuries.

Oregon State Police and local emergency responders went to the scene along with ODOT personnel. According to ODOT's TripCheck.com, eastbound lanes are closed at milepost 56 and travelers are asked to use an alternative route until further notice. Traffic updates are posted on TripCheck.com.

Questions regarding the slide and roadway debris clearance should be directed to ODOT.


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