One more person has died from an accident that occurred just after 2 a.m. April 26 on Interstate 84 at milepost 238 in the Meacham area. Bryan Yeager, 53, Elgin, died May 4 from injuries sustained in the accident.
Yeager was in the passenger’s seat of a Chevy Tahoe with Steven Gardner, 60, Cove, who was driving and lost control of the vehicle, traveling through the median where it struck the guardrail and rolled over, according to police. Gardner was pronounced dead at the scene. Yeager was transported via Life Flight to Kadlec Medical Center in Tri-Cities, Washington, with critical injuries. Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
According to OSP Sgt. Kyle Hove, the vehicle lost traction off the overpass bridge.
“A bridge will freeze up before anything else does,” Hove said.
Both eastbound and westbound traffic was closed for approximately four hours after the crash.