Enterprise man critically injured in rollover accident

Written by Observer Upload October 02, 2012 09:20 am

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday afternoon’s single vehicle serious injury traffic crash along Highway 3 about six miles north of Enterprise. The vehicle’s driver is in critical condition after he was ejected from the vehicle.

According to OSP Senior Trooper Brian Miller, at about 4:25 p.m. Oct. 1, a 1998 Isuzu sport utility vehicle driven by Luther Scott Arquette, 41, Enterprise, was southbound on Highway 3 near milepost 6. The OSP said the vehicle traveled onto the southbound shoulder, over-corrected across the highway and into a ditch where it rolled before coming to rest on its top off the highway.

Arquette was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported by air ambulance to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash., where he is listed in critical condition.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, Enterprise Police Department, Enterprise Fire Department and ODOT. One lane was closed during the incident response and investigation.