The Oregon State Police is assisting the Union County Search and Rescue team and Sheriff’s Office in locating 22 year old Jacob Aaron Cartwright, from La Grande. Cartwright’s last contact was on April 24th at approximately 5:30PM, when he was in the area of Pendleton. Cartwright was operating a green 2005 Kenworth commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with the company name “Little Tree Transportation” on it with a white semi-trailer. The license on the CMV is an Oregon plate YAIN63. At the time, Cartwright was en route to make a delivery in Nyssa, Oregon by 7:30AM on April 25th.
GPS information for the CMV on April 26th at approximately 12:00PM, in the area of Hwy 244 near MacIntyre Road, which is just west of Hilgard State Park. This area has been searched by OSP aircraft and continues to be searched by ground rescue personnel. This area is very remote, heavily wooded with rough terrain and very expansive.