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Single vehicle fatal crash - HWY 78 near Burns - Harney County
On June 28, 2018 at approximately 12:10 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle crash on Hwy 78 near milepost 21.
Investigation revealed a 2017 Chevy SUV operated by Earl NORWOOD, age 83 from Wenatchee WA. was traveling west on highway 78 near milepost 21. When for unknown reasons the operator lost control of the vehicle and left the roadway, rolling and coming to rest on its top.
Earl NORWOOD suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger, Vivian NORWOOD, age 80 from Wenatchee, WA. was transported by ambulance to the hospital.
Speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.
The driver was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Harney County EMS, and ODOT.