Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 395 (Umatilla County)

Oregon State Police - 09/04/18 

On Monday, September 3, 2018 at approximately 2:56
PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on US Hwy 395 at milepost 53.1.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2016 Dodge Ram operated by Alexander Ionita, age 62, of Salem, OR. was traveling north bound on US Hwy 395.  Ionita failed to negotiate a left hand turn in the road and rolled down an embankment into Camas Creek.  Ionita was wearing a seatbelt but sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Ukiah QRT and ODOT.