BURNS – A California woman died in a rollover wreck on Highway 95, about eight miles east of Burns Junction – just hours after police issued a safety warning for that roadway.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are the crash, which occurred about 10:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.
According to Lt. Mark Duncan, a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup driven by a 56-year old female from California was southbound on Highway 95 near milepost 58 when the driver lost control on the icy roadway.
The pickup traveled across the northbound lanes and onto the shoulder where it rolled onto its top. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints.
Police said the driver was a 56-year-old woman. Her identity was not released, pending notification of next of kin.
OSP troopers from the Ontario Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Jordan Valley Fire & Rescue, Jordan Valley Ambulance, and ODOT assisted at the scene.
Earlier Wednesday, police issued an advisory urging travelers headed from Boise to Nevada for a weekend football game to use extra caution on that stretch of highway. OSP and Malheur County deputies have planned for targeted, increased enforcement Friday through Sunday.
The game is between Boise State and University of Nevada-Reno, starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.Read more on bluemountaineagle.com.