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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 86 south of Halfway
11/26/2011
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247
gregg.hastings@state.or.us

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a single vehicle fatal traffic crash discovered early Saturday morning by a passing motorist along Highway 86 about one mile south of Halfway. The crash resulted in the death of Nampa, Idaho man.
 
According to OSP Sergeant Kyle Hove, on November 26, 2011, at approximately 6:30 a.m. off-duty Halfway Fire Chief Todd Robbinette spotted a crashed vehicle about 50 feet off Highway 86 near milepost 53. Robbinette stopped and discovered PATRICK DIMMICK, age 38, from Nampa, Idaho lying over 70 feet from the vehicle. OSP and Baker County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene where DIMMICK was pronounced deceased.
 
Preliminary investigation indicates overnight at an unknown time the 2005 Toyota Tundra pickup was eastbound approaching a corner when it traveled across the westbound lane and off the highway. The pickup rolled multiple times before coming to rest on its left side. DIMMICK was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle.
 
Alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor.
 
OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.