Six injured, including 5-year-old, in traffic crash on Interstate 84

By Observer staff March 28, 2014 09:50 am

The Oregon State Police continues to investigate a single vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 84 Thursday.

The accident occurred around 11:37 p.m. west of Meacham. The crash resulted in serious injuries to a 5-year-old boy who was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the vehicle. 

According to a release from OSP, the vehicle driven by Beatriz Murillo, 38, of Salem was eastbound on I-84 when Murillo lost control of the vehicle on black ice. The vehicle rolled several times crossing through the median before coming to rest on the westbound shoulder.

The vehicle was occupied by six family members, including the 5-year-old boy, whose name is not being released. The child was initially transported by air ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton before being taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland for treatment of serious injuries. 

The other five family members, including Murillo and 44-year-old passenger Lucio Mendoza, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.