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Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Single vehicle crash kills 1 near Enterprise

Single vehicle crash kills 1 near Enterprise

The Oregon State Police continues to investigate the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 82 south of Enterprise that resulted in the death of an adult female from Enterprise. 

Karen Marie Root, 50, was killed when her 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe traveled off the roadway in a section where it is curved with narrow shoulders and rolled before coming to rest. Root was ejected and found near where the vehicle came to rest. Police said the accident happened near milepost 68 sometime between midnight and 3:30 a.m. 

State troopers from Enterprise and La Grande offices are continuing the investigation. Root was not wearing safety restraints. 

OSP was assisted by Wallowa County Sheriff Office’s, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Enterprise Fire Department, and Wallowa County Ambulance. Traffic was detoured around the scene onto a nearby secondary road during the duration of the investigation. 

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