BOARDMAN, Ore. – Oregon State Police say two people including a 3-year-old girl were killed Thursday night in a head-on collision along Interstate 84 near Boardman, Oregon.
State Police say around 9:30 p.m. 23-year Fernando Javier Castaneda of Boardman was driving west when he crossed the median striking another car traveling east. Inside that car was 44-year-old Tami Graves of Burbank and her 3-year-old niece, Emmalee Kitchen. Both Castaneda and Kitchen were pronounced dead at the scene. Graves was taken to Good Shepard Hospital in Pendleton where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The Oregon State Department of Transportation shut down the eastbound lanes along I-84 for about five hours following the accident. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Crews reopened eastbound lanes along Interstate 84 between milepost 164 and 165 near Boardman, Oregon early Friday morning.
The Oregon State Department of Transportation closed the lanes after an accident happened Thursday night.
We are working to get more information about the accident.
We are getting word of a possible fatal accident on I-84 between milepost 164 and 165 near Boardman, Oregon.
ODOT has closed the eastbound lanes of the interstate and a detour is in place.
Witnesses say they saw a medical helicopter leaving the scene.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area and use an alternate route if possible.
We are working on getting more information.