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OSP Involved in Two-Vehicle Injury Crash - Highway 207 south of Hermiston
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Four people were injured, including an Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant and trooper, following a Thursday afternoon two-vehicle traffic crash on Highway 207 near Interstate 84 south of Hermiston.

On February 2, 2012 at approximately 3:26 p.m. OSP Sergeant SETH COONEY and Trooper MICHAEL MAYER were traveling southbound on Highway 207 in an 2006 Dodge Charger patrol vehicle approaching the intersection with the eastbound off ramp from Interstate 84. A 1990 Ford Taurus station wagon stopped at a stop sign at the bottom of the off ramp drove into the intersection in the path of the OSP patrol vehicle where they collided.
COONEY and MAYER were transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center. They were treated and released for minor injuries.
The Ford's driver, RAUL ROJAS-RIVAS, age 44, and passenger AMALIA RIVAS-FLORES, age 78, both from Boardman, were also transported by ambulance to the same hospital with minor injuries.
All persons were using safety restraints and the OSP patrol vehicle airbags deployed.
COONEY, age 42, is a 13-year veteran with OSP assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Hermiston work site. MAYER, age 30, is a 7-year veteran assigned in the Fish & Wildlife Division at the Heppner work site.

Hermiston Police Department is continuing the investigation with the assistance of OSP. Hermiston Fire & Emergency Services and ODOT assisted at the scene.