OSP: Fatigue may have caused I-84 rollover crash

OSP: Fatigue may have caused I-84 rollover crash
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OREGON STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE -- Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's single vehicle rollover crash that injured three people, one critically, along Highway 207 just north of Interstate 84 in Umatilla County.

On November 7, 2013 at approximately 3:17 p.m., a Ford F150 pickup driven by TULIO UMANA CARERES, age 39, from Hermiston, was northbound on Highway 207 near Stanfield Meadows Road entering a left curve. The pickup traveled straight off the highway and rolled at least twice before coming to rest on its left side.

The two passengers were identified as ALBERTO UMANA, age 15, and EDUARDO UMANA, age 62, both from Hermiston. Both passengers were transported by ground ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. ALBERTO UMANA was later transferred by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition. The other passenger's injuries were not serious. The driver checked at the scene and was not taken to a hospital.

Two people, one a nurse, stopped at the scene. The nurse performed CPR on the juvenile male until an ambulance arrived and took over medical care. Employees from a motel across the street also came to help.

Sergeant Seth Cooney is the lead investigator. Driver fatigue is a possible contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hermiston Fire & Ambulance, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Stanfield Police Department, and ODOT.