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One vehicle rollover sends one to Washington hospital
The Oregon State Police is investigating an early Sunday morning single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County. The operator and only occupant of the vehicle received serious injuries as a result of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a main factor in the crash.
The accident occurred shortly after 6 a.m. near on eastbound I-84 near milepost 282. Police said Mark Howland, 23, of Utah, was driving a 2006 Kia Spectra, when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The vehicle then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.
Howland was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., with serious injuries. Police said Howland was using safety restraints.
The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and Oregon Department of Transportation.