On July 29, 2019 at 02:41am Officers from the La Grande Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash on North Second Street, on top of the Interstate 84 overpass, near the Union County Fairgrounds. At the scene of the crash the officers found a 1997 Ford F150 pickup had crashed through the cement barrier that separates the roadway from the sidewalk on the west side of the bridge. There was significant damage to the bridge and the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle was Tylor James Zacharias, a 29-year-old La Grande resident. Fortunately he sustained only minor injuries in the crash and refused medical transport.
After an investigation, Zacharias was arrested and lodged in the Union County Jail on the listed charges:
- Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
- Reckless Driving
The La Grande Police Department was assisted with the investigation by the Oregon State Police. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.