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Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 east of Baker City
05/30/2010
Lieutenant David MacManiman
Oregon State Police - Baker City
(541) 523-5867

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday night's fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 49-year old male in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 about two miles east of Baker City. The victim's name, who is believed to be a transient, is withheld pending next of kin notification.
 
On May 29, 2010 at approximately 10:43 p.m. a 2000 Kenworth truck driven by ROBERT LEE HURLEY IV, age 48, from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 307 in the right lane when it came upon a man walking westbound in the same lane. HURLEY was unable to avoid the man and struck him. HURLEY brought his commercial truck to a stop on the eastbound shoulder. The 49-year old pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
HURLEY was not injured. He was driving for Hurley Transport and was transporting general freight.
 
OSP troopers are continuing the investigation. There is no evidence of fault on HURLEY's part.
 
Both eastbound lanes were closed for about 3 1/2 hours before one lane open. Both lanes were opened by 4:15 a.m.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Police Department, Baker City Fire Department, and ODOT.