April 6, 2013
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
On April 6, 2013 at approximately 11:20 a.m., a 1994 Oldsmobile four-door driven by PABLO MEDINO, age 47, from Sunnyside, Washington, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 92 attempting to pass a commercial truck when it collided with a guardrail several times. The passenger car eventually came to rest along the north side of the westbound lanes.
MEDINO was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The 70-year old female right front passenger, MARIA MEDINA from Sunnyside, was seriously injured. She was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. Right rear passenger SETH MEDINA, age 16, from Sunnyside, was transported by ground ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with minor injuries.
None of the 3 occupants were using safety restraints.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Trooper Mark Jubitz is the lead investigator.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Sherman County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT.
One lane was closed for about 3 hours.