Man seriously injured in I-84 wreck near Huntington

By Observer staff August 20, 2013 02:57 pm
A 74-year old Nampa, Idaho man was seriously injured Monday afternoon following a traffic crash involving his pickup and travel trailer in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 northwest of Huntington in eastern Oregon. 
According to Sgt. Ty Duby, on Monday at approximately 3:30 p.m., a 2007 Dodge pickup pulling a 24-foot travel trailer driven by Edward Edmo, 74, Nampa, Idaho, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 332 traveling through a right curve when he lost control. The pickup struck the center concrete divider and rolled, coming to rest on its wheels with pickup and trailer blocking both lanes.

OSP troopers, Huntington Ambulance, and ODOT responded to the scene. The freeway was closed about 20 minutes to allow an air ambulance to land and transport Edmo to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise for treatment of serious injuries.

Edmo's wife, Maree Edmo, 62, was transported by ambulance to St. Aphonsus Medical Center in Ontario for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

OSP troopers from the Baker City office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Tim Zinn is the lead investigator.

Following the freeway closure for air ambulance service, traffic was moved through on the right shoulder until the lanes were cleared.