Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s double fatal crash on Highway 237 near Cove in Union County.
On April 22, 2018 at 7:45AM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 237 near milepost 16.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford F350 pickup, operated by David Gray, age 34, from Baker City, was traveling southbound on Highway 237 near milepost 16 when the pickup exited the highway via the right-hand shoulder for unknown reasons. The pickup traveled down an embankment and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its top in a creek.
Gray and passenger, Casey Wendt, age 27, from Baker City, were extricated from the vehicle and were both pronounced deceased on scene.
Highway 237 was closed for approximately four hours. OSP was assisted by Union County Sheriff’s office, Cove Fire Department and La Grande Fire Department.