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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Huntington
02/21/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

(Refer to first news release for more information and photograph links)
 
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Friday morning's multi-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 about one mile west of Huntington. The crash resulted in the death of a 10-year old Caldwell, Idaho girl and injuries to four others. The names of the victim and the four occupants in the vehicle she was traveling are now being released following confirmation of required next of kin notification.
 
On February 18, 2011 at approximately 5:38 a.m. a 2005 Ford Focus driven by BARBARA NORRIS, age 32, from Caldwell, Idaho was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 345. As the Ford Focus traveled through a left curve, NORRIS lost control on the icy roadway and spun out. A westbound 2006 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with household products driven by REBECCA CLARK, age 41, from LaFayette, Georgia attempted to avoid the spun out Ford Focus. The semi-trailer collided with the Ford Focus pushing it against the left inside concrete guardrail.
 
After the initial collision, the five occupants in the Ford Focus were apparently not injured and got out of their vehicle. As they were standing near the car next to the center concrete guardrail, a westbound 1998 Pontiac Firebird lost control and struck four of the 5 people standing outside of the Ford Focus.
 
The driver's daughter, ASIAH FULLER-NORRIS, age 10, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
NORRIS and two adult females were injured, one critically. The fifth occupant, an 11-year old male, jumped over the concrete guardrail toward the eastbound lane and was not struck.
 
JULIE SIEFKER, age 31, from La Grande, was transported by LifeFlight to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho with critical injuries. She remains in critical condition Monday. NORRIS and EVITA RAMIREZ, age 29, from La Grande, were transported by Treasure Valley Paramedics Ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon with minor injuries.
 
The Pontiac Firebird's driver, GOMERCINDO FIGUEROA-BAEZ, age 37, from Jerome, Idaho was transported by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario with minor injuries.
 
All three individuals transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario were treated and released this afternoon.