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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 82 / Wallowa
06/18/2008
Lieutenant Dave MacManiman
Oregon State Police - La Grande
Office: (541) 963-7175

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A Lostine, Oregon man died Wednesday afternoon when his pickup left Highway 82 in Wallowa and struck a power pole. Preliminary investigation suspects a pre-crash medical problem as a possible contributing factor.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Lieutenant Dave MacManiman, on June 18, 2008 at approximately 1:47 p.m. a 1995 GMC pickup driven by JERRY WAYNE HUFF, age 67, from Lostine, was eastbound on Highway 82 near 3rd Street in Wallowa when it drove onto the south shoulder and struck a Pacific Power Company power pole, sheering the pole off.
 
HUFF was pronounced deceased at the scene.
 
OSP troopers from the Enterprise work site are continuing the investigation. Wallowa County Sheriff's Office, local emergency responders, and ODOT assisted.