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Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Pendleton
Lieutenant Greg Sherman
Oregon State Police - Pendleton
(541) 278-4090

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A West Valley City, Utah couple died Monday afternoon in a single vehicle rollover crash along Interstate 84 about two miles west of Pendleton. Their names are being released following confirmation of next of kin notification in Snohomish County, Washington.
Preliminary information from Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Michael Wolf indicates on October 26, 2009 at approximately 1:22 p.m. a 1999 Mercedes Benz four-door driven by ASIM CUTUK, age 68, from West Valley City, Utah was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 205 when, for an unknown reason, it traveled off the right side of the freeway and struck a guardrail. The Mercedes then came back across the eastbound lanes and into the center median where it rolled and came to rest on its top.
ASIM CUTUK and his wife/passenger, VASVIJA CUTUK, age 69, were not using safety restraints and were both ejected. They were pronounced deceased at the scene.
OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office are continuing the investigation and attempting to determine the cause of the crash.
ODOT and Pendleton Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.