October 28, 2012
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a single vehicle fatal traffic crash reported early Sunday morning along Highway 205 about ten miles south of Burns. The crash resulted in the death of a Hines-area man.
On October 28, 2012 at approximately 12:28 a.m., OSP was notified of a single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 205 near milepost 9 after it was found by a passing motorist. Preliminary investigation indicates a 2006 Dodge pickup driven by DAMON ANDREW DAVIS, age 26, from Hines, was negotiating a curve when it traveled off the side of the road and rolled before coming to rest down a gully on its top. DAVIS was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the pickup.
Fire personnel from Burns and Hines fire departments responded to the scene. DAVIS was transported by ambulance to Harney District Hospital where was pronounced deceased.
OSP troopers from the Burns work site are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Alan Johnson is the lead investigator. Burns Police Department assisted during this incident.