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On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 2 AM, Oregon State Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 204 near MP 4.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Silver 1997 Pontiac Bonneville operated by Jose Osbaldo CORRALES (49) of Walla Walla, Washington WA., with passenger Nicholas Rethel BROWN (37) La Grande, OR, was traveling south bound on Hwy 204 when the driver lost control on a curve and left the roadway at a high rate of speed. The vehicle rolled multiple times before it came to a stop on it's wheels.
BROWN was pronounced deceased at the scene.
CORRALES was extricated from the vehicle and Life Flighted to St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla, WA. St. Mary's personnel were able to stabilize CORRALES and he was then transported by Life Flight to Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA.
A north bound lane of travel was closed for approximately 5 hours while the crash was investigated.
Oregon State Police was assisted by the East Umatilla County Rural Fire & Rescue, Medic 400, Pendleton Life Flight, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.