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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 20 west of Vale
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext 247

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 73-year old man along Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County.

According to Sergeant Bob Wilson, on June 10, 2012 at approximately 11:45 a.m. a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by WILLIAM RAY MARCHEK, age 73, from Harper, Oregon, was westbound on Highway 20 near milepost 224. For an unknown reason, the Chevrolet slowly traveled across the eastbound lane, went up embankment and rolled once before coming to rest on its wheels.

MARCHEK was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Vale Rural Fire Department, Vale Ambulance, and ODOT assisted at the scene.